Eden 2018 Spring Manzhuan Raw Puer



“Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food and tea.” (Genesis 2:8-9, Bitterleaf Teas Edition)

When you spend several weeks crisscrossing Yunnan, hopping from tea garden to tea garden, there is nothing more refreshing than stepping foot among tea trees that have been left to do their own thing – with grass and weeds under your feet, lychee trees towering above and the sound of birds and bugs in your ears. Ok, the bugs that are literally in your ears and on your legs are not the most pleasant thing, but we’re on their turf I suppose.

This is exactly what we found in this unspoiled and undisclosed area in Manzhuan. This was actually the first unfettered and left to grow garden that we ever visited in Yunnan, many years earlier, and is responsible for the genesis of our journey into puer, so to speak. Several years later, we managed to come full circle and are now pleased to offer tea from this pristine and healthy environment.

But of course, the quality of land is of no significance if the tea doesn’t back it up, and this tea comes through in spades. It features a prominently sweet and uniquely fragrant character that shows a slightly rougher side in the mid steeps. The flavour is quite full, with prominent notes of stone fruit both upfront and left behind in the mouth.


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Weight N/A
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 1 cm

5 reviews for Eden 2018 Spring Manzhuan Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Noam (verified owner)

    Another good Manzhuan from CLT but this one has a twist to its taste.
    I would have bought a cake, but decided to get punched in the face instead by the Bitter End Extra. Great tea!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christopher (verified owner)

    Super clean, high quality and beautiful Manzhuan tea material here. While some super clean Manzhuan teas can get a little boring aromatically, this is engaging and active with a refined aroma. Very nice processing on the large, full leaves.

  3. 5 out of 5

    JosiahB (verified owner)

    A lovely Manzhuan! Great body, and a fantastic unique aroma. Very balanced, this would be a great first for someone looking to get into sheng.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Golden fog liquor! This amazing tea is composed with many tiny leaves. The cake can easily be break by hands; no puer pick needed. The dry leaves remind me of old leather and clean clothes lying outdoor at summer. The smell is even more intense once the water hits the leaves! The texture is pretty thick and the mouth coating is generous! Is that just me or there’s some cooked asparagus notes here? Love it doh

  5. 4 out of 5

    NM (verified owner)

    Strong everlasting aftertaste/finish – perfect for slow sessions to appreciate the longevity of the aftertaste!
    But for me it lacks in the fragrance department.
    The flavor profile is just divine – clean taste without any punchy bitterness or astringency. It works the best with good filtered water. It’s just super smooth and pure, clean and “weak” but in a good way that will be appreciated by a high quality water.
    Highly recommend for young drinkers that are scared from sheng bitterness!

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