2013 Ontario 1357 Shou Pu-erh Cake

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Camphor, Cocoa, Earth, Nuts, Smooth, Vanilla, Dried Fruit, Limestone, Molasses, Wood, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate, Nutty, Sweet, Walnut, Wet Earth, Autumn Leaf Pile, Clay, Mushrooms, Cacao, Forest Floor, Wet Moss, Wet wood, Dark Chocolate, Honey
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Use 24 oz / 702 ml of water
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Use 7 g of tea
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“I broke this cake up last weekend hoping to add some variety to the tea I have at work. I’ve had this cake for maybe 3 years? 2X rinse, 205F water, 100 ml shibo, ~5g? 10s, 10s, 10s, 15s, etc… I...” Read full tasting note
“It is a very clean, bright and cheerful puerh. Wood, molasses, camphor, limestone, a hint of dried apple. Some decay on the nose but none on the tongue. It is a sunny-morning tea, full of optimism...” Read full tasting note
“What a day. lol I rushed to get to the post office with minutes to spare and well… It’s Sunday. That’s one thing about working from home a lot, the days just kind of mesh together. For meetings, I...” Read full tasting note
“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


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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