Charmed 2022 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 12


Many of our samples for spring 2021 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:

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5 reviews for Charmed 2022 Lincang Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Martin Ödman

    Wet leaf smell and taste reminds me of artificial lemon scented cleaning products, lemon drops and lemongrass. Soup is sweet and has a gentle bitterness. But the reason I really like this tea is the body feel. While two dragonballs are too few sessions for me to really explore the body feel of a tea, my impression is that it really stands out among teas in this price range. It’s one of those teas that makes me want to close my eyes and just be, or stare at things and zone out. Very deep and relaxing and I think it could become a personal favorite for more meditative sessions. If you mostly care about tasting notes and complexity in a tea and don’t see a natural environment as a big bonus, look elsewhere.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    2020 is my favorite year due to the “vivacity” in the leaves. I’m just asking to tame this cake.

    //Smell : End of the day meadow in summer with lot of flowers (humidity X 1000), leather, wet rock, pesto, cut grass, hay, slightly vivid, herbaceous
    //Texture: Presence at the front of the palate and on the teeth, drying sensation which slow down the mouth covering movement
    //Taste : Green, astringent, spicy, hay, punchy like ginger can be, “dusty”
    //Body sensation: Heat production, sweat, light sensitivity, shaky hands

  3. 5 out of 5


    This sheng has a really playful character to it. It’s very lemon-y, but not overly biting – the citrus moves from sweet to clean to almost peppery and tangy. Sneaky bitterness and astringency jump in and out between steeps, subtly blending with a soft texture. The energy/qi is heady, relaxed, and indeed charming.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rosy (verified owner)

    The Qi came on hard and fast with this one for me, I’ll have to give it a year or two to calm down! Nonetheless, it has a lovely lemon tart flavor and soft mouthfeel.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bunnyzilla (verified owner)

    The wet leaves range from herbal and grass hints to spices, reminiscent of sour peach, petrichor, medicinal herbs, leather. Accompanies a light note of hay, followed by lemongrass and mineral fragrances, a bit of undergrowth, wild flowers, acacia’s honey and black pepper. The yellow liqueur appears dense already to the eye, in the mouth it is round, the kuwei takes over almost immediately. The sip is syrupy, medium-thick, with herbaceous and fruity aromas. The sweetness re-emerges wrapped in citrus notes while the qi is precocious and invigorating.

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