2013 Ontario 1357 Shou Pu-erh Cake

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Earth, Sweet, Autumn Leaf Pile, Clay, Mushrooms, Cacao, Camphor, Forest Floor, Limestone, Smooth, Wet Earth, Wet Moss, Wet wood, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Vanilla, Caramel, Cocoa
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Use 27 oz / 786 ml of water
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Use 8 g of tea
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“Creamy, woody and sweet. It’s the perfect way to spend this afternoon working from home. Sometimes I get a little dark mulch, sometimes a little raisin. Sometimes, I get a little cocoa.” Read full tasting note
“Smooth and sweet daily drinker, this light ripe would be a good introduction to shou.” Read full tasting note
“This is overall a very nice tea. It was bittersweet in the start. The bitterness was not too strong or too long lasting. There was a fair amount of fermentation flavor. There may have been some...” Read full tasting note
“The “mildest” shou I have had, which is great because I’m a novice, and was about to give up on cooked pu’erh. It doesn’t help that I keep running out of the room to tend to poopy baby boy and my...” Read full tasting note


Our 2013 Ontario 1357 is a shou pu-erh harvested in 2012 and fermented from December ’12 through January ’13. The 100g cakes were pressed in late Autumn, 2014. It was produced from the best Yongde county spring ’12 material and blended using grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and golden gong ting for complexity. Sweet, smooth, and highly aromatic, Ontario 1357 delivers a vibrant mouthfeel somewhat between a lightly fermented shou and an old raw pu-erh. Notes of brown sugar and walnut are at the forefront, with vanilla and cream balancing it out. A gorgeous vanilla finish lingers with cooling camphor on the tip of the tongue and lips. This tea has a very strong yet calming qi and is a favorite of mine for rainy days and pre-yoga. A fantastic shou for drinking now or further aging!

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