Bittersweet 2019 Laomane Huangpian Raw Puer

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A surprise addition this year, this Laomane huang pian (large yellow leaf) provides some contrast to our Bitter End Lite. Using primarily gushu bitter varietal huang pian from the region, this tea unsurprisingly exhibits more upfront bitterness, but with a pleasant sweetness on the end of it.

Each of these little chocolate bars are 50g – just don’t actually bite into them.


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Weight 50 g

4 reviews for Bittersweet 2019 Laomane Huangpian Raw Puer

  1. 4 out of 5

    DJPAS (verified owner)

    Great Lao Man E Huangpian and really affordable price
    Bitterness (obviously) but not overwhelming
    Changes pretty quick (6th infusin 40s) into some sweetness, almost done at the 10th
    Price and quality of taste is unbeatable

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lopez (verified owner)

    This tea was my first time tasting Laomane and I love it! I have read that teas from this area tend to be more bitter, but since this is huangpian material, it’s very sweet and just a hint of bitter. Delicious and long lasting hui gan, and very mild energizing effect on the body.

  3. 4 out of 5

    monvansk (verified owner)

    Affordable LME with enjoyable bitterness followed by lasting huigan.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Togo (verified owner)

    Bittersweet is very much a feel-good and energizing tea. At its present state, it is more bitter than sweet, and definitely more bitter than “Keep Smiling”. The bitterness never lets go, but at the same time it doesn’t completely suppress other flavours. It also has less of the metallic and bell pepper like character that a lot of huangpian teas have. For the price, this is some of the best tea one can get imo, just like its cousin – Keep Smiling.

    It displays aromas of apricots, peat, carob, candlewax, and a rural, hot hay like scent. Furthermore, in the empty cup one can find a cooling, nutty, and vegetal aroma that is somewhat unique among sheng pu’er. The taste is very pungent, bitter and vegetal with notes of chard, grapefruit skin and rye among other ones. Liquor has a full body and a creamy texture with just a touch of chalkiness in late steeps. As one would expect from the bitter Lao Man E varietal, the bitterness persists into the aftertaste, which is also a bit citrusy, spicy and warming. Towards the end of the session there is the slightest hint of smokiness too.

    All in all, I would highly recommend this tea to anyone who likes bitter flavours in their pu-erh.

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