Alter Ego 2017 Spring Mansa Ancient Tree Huang Pian Raw Puer



Our Alter Ego ancient tree raw puer is back! Taking over where our now sold out 2016 Alter Ego left off, this tea is made from the huang pian (yellow leaves) of our 2017 Spring WMD Mansa production, capitalizing on both quality material and an affordable price. The hallmarks of its fresh growth relative are evident though: sweetness, rich flavour and an energetic cha qi, all wrapped up in a smooth package.

Huang pian material such as this consists of the larger and older yellow leaves that are sorted out when processing raw puer. The result of pressing these leaves is often a tea that is softer and sweeter, not to mention considerably more affordable than its fresh-growth counterpart.


Additional information

Weight50-500 g
Dimensions20 × 20 × 8 cm

250g, 25g

4 reviews for Alter Ego 2017 Spring Mansa Ancient Tree Huang Pian Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    DJPAS (verified owner)

    Honestly the best Huang Pian I ever tried, tasty, sweet and sooooo much Cha Qi
    Thats the perfect bang for buck

  2. 5 out of 5

    Noam (verified owner)

    This is a really nice Huang Pian, and better than many regular puers I’ve tried.. and at a great price at that. Relatively thick, sweet, and gives a couple of good brews.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf: Large yellow-green leaves (and stems)
    //Nose dry leaf: Light clothes drying in the sun. Sweet and light as cantaloupe and honeydew melon
    //Nose wet leaf: Old leather, bookstore, steamed vegetables
    //Eyes liquor: Cloudy yellow butter
    //Mouth texture: Thick texture (almost sticky). Feeling of heaviness in the mouth
    //Mouth taste: Light vanilla cake, humid hay, soft leather. SWEET!
    //Nose Empty Cup: Hay with morning dew
    //Mouth finish: Smooth, syrupy and creamy
    //Eyes wet Leaf: Bright and vibrant colors: ocher, olive green. Jumbo!
    //Body sensation: Accelerated heartbeats, active brain and energy
    //Brewing notes: 1 gram per 20 mL of 95°C water. 10 sec + 5 sec
    //Overall impression: As interesting as his 2016 counterpart. Good tea to drink while working

  4. 5 out of 5

    wingnut4096 (verified owner)

    This is actually the first huangpian I’ve tried, so the only thing I can compare it too is regular sheng puer. I think the first thing that strikes me about this is the syrupy smooth texture that I’m not sure I’ve tasted from any other sheng puer. It’s very hydrating as well. Sweetness and an autumnal, freshly fallen leaves sort of taste are definitely the most prominent flavors. This tea actually reminds me of gong mei and shou mei (less bud heavy) white teas quite a bit. I’m feeling quite caffinated after drinking ~400ml total. I’m definitely enjoying this, but it does lack the complexity of most normal sheng puers that I’ve tried. That being said, when you factor in the price, I’m pretty okay letting that slide.

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