2006 Artisan Revival Stone-Pressed Sheng

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Pu-erh Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 4 oz / 130 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 0 sec
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38 Tasting Notes View all

“I honestly can’t believe this is a Pu-erh! Lovely! I’m only on my first infusion and I will say right away I am a fan… 1st infusion is light and sweet! Cooling…mouthwatering…creamy, even! Nice...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you LiberTEAS for this sample and introducing me to this great tea! Wow! That should say enough. Yes, its light and very smooth. Yes, there are faint vegetal and slightly roasted notes in...” Read full tasting note
“I brewed this in the Gaiwan. It is all that I would look for in a Sheng and more. I received this as a part of a sampler. For whatever reason I had only tasted this once before. This tea is...” Read full tasting note
“Wow! Now, this being my first pu-erh, I was a little nervous, because so many times people say that it’s an acquired taste. What are they smoking? This is awesome! I liked it right away. It has a...” Read full tasting note


Year: 2006

Dry Leaf: As part of a pu’er heritage celebration, this leaf was picked deep in Xishuangbanna by the Dai people and allowed to sun-dry spread across bamboo mats and large banana leaves. Without the use of any mechanized technology, the tea was pressed into bricks by wrapping the leaves in cloth and stacking stones to weight them down. The old process is clearly visible by the extremely loose compression, and the perfect, huge leaves and buds. The colors are beautiful warm shades of orange buds, brown and black leaves and silver buds.

Aroma: A sweet and nostalgic trace of pipe tobacco and cloves, and the rich comforting smell of newly-printed books.

Color: Crystalline yellow with a suspension of shimmering down from spring buds.

Taste through early steepings: Literally mouth-watering. Strong creamy flavor and an intense orchid perfume with the lingering aftertaste of honeysuckle.

Taste in middle to late steepings: Floral notes move between orchid and lilac, while the sweet grass taste of Anxi oolong comes through. This sheng pu’er is so exquisitely smooth, it will completely redefine what sheng can be. While many sheng pu’ers are bitter and drying when younger, this one is perfect. It can only grow towards even deeper flavors with age, if you can keep yourself from drinking it all now.

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