Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer
Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer

Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer



This tea is an excellent example of why we prioritize environment as the top criteria when sourcing puer. This tea comes from outstanding remote land in Mangga, in the Shuangjiang area (Lincang). These trees have been owned for generations by one family, but mostly left untended and abandoned until recently.

The area where this tea comes from has been affectionately labelled “Cobra Land” after many tea pickers have come across cobras while picking. Although cobras can be hazardous to one’s health (especially if bitten), they are a good sign in tea growing areas, as it usually indicates minimal human interference.

While we’re not always fans of the label “wild”, these untended trees exhibit the unique fragrance and “forest character”, for lack of a better term, that wilder teas tend to have. The fragrance is accompanied by a pleasant sweetness that make this tea very refreshing. There is also a noticeable sensation in the body, making this a tea that’s difficult not to be taken by.

Picking period: Pre-April 15


All of our samples for spring 2020 are in dragon ball form. While these balls will perform the same as the cake, they can be slightly trickier to brew. Here’s how we do it:

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 1 cm

5 reviews for Charmed 2020 Lincang Raw Puer

  1. 4 out of 5


    received the package today and this was the first to taste out of all! It was not easy to give a distinct flavor, until I came back to see the description and it all made sense. Indeed there is a ‘wild’ taste, which is special in itself. and a lingering thick taste that I cannot put a word to. The image of seeing cobras slithering through the wild grass is so vivid as one enjoys this tea.

  2. 4 out of 5


    This one isn’t straightforward. It has a nice foresty fragrance, with some fruit in there, but not overly floral in my view. Flavour comes with some gentle apple sweetness, some creaminess, some little bitterness and a refreshing aftertaste. Quite strong though overall. The liquor looks a tad darker than the others I tasted. The texture is very thick, even though I did not use that much tea (since I only received this one as a sample). So if you prefer a thick texture this one is for you. Also it has a noticeable body sensation. It didn’t quite hit my 5 star mark, but it is more a personal preference. I am sure that many will enjoy this tea to the fullest.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    Dark colored – loosely compressed cake with some warm stems here and there

    //Nose dry leaf
    Such a great smell! Old leather, meadow flowers

    //Nose wet leaf
    Humid hay in the morning, meadow flowers, sautéed asparagus

    //Eyes liquor
    Dry bamboo beige, light treated wood

    //Mouth texture
    Pretty thick in the early brews. Instant teeth, tongue and inner cheeks coating

    //Mouth taste
    Dry hay, rice vermicelli, spicy/peppery at the end, mineral/rocky side, salted herbs, some sort of pineapple without juice, herbaceous

    //Nose Empty Cup
    Sweet and mineral

    //Body sensation
    Refreshing, juicy, minty. Mind awake and interest for moving objects (normal?)

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20 mL of water at 95C
    Brew 1 : 13 seconds
    Brew 2 : +3 seconds

    //Overall impression
    Confidence, happiness, serenity, energy boost, positive attitude

  4. 4 out of 5

    Togo (verified owner)

    The tea has a strong Lincang character (crisp, high florals, citrus notes) but also some faint Jinggu-like grainy notes. It’s definitely a more wild and forest-like tasting tea than your average tea from the well-kept gardens of Mengku. The liquor is medium bodied, but it has a lovely mouth-watering and very soft texture.

    Dry leaves smell of dried mushrooms, after the rinse I find the aromas similar to those of Yunnanese green teas. They are vegetal, grassy and citrusy and overall quite beautiful.

    With dragon balls, the rinse is rarely great, but here I like its crisp and sweet vegetal character with notes of bok choy and pollen. First proper infusion is floral and tart with a touch of bitterness. There are flavours of hot hay, barley, and lemon zest.

    Subsequent steeps bring out more of quinine-like bitterness that I really enjoy. Other notes include those of red apple, courgette, and mushrooms. The aftertaste is surprisingly astringent at times and displays a lot of floral sweetness.

  5. 3 out of 5

    HCP (verified owner)

    Maybe a bit too young to drink, but tea soup has a nice texture

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