Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer
Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer

Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer

$4.50$139.00

Description

Considered the highest point in Xishuangbanna (滑竹/huazhu = smooth bamboo, 梁子/liangzi = ridge), we initially took note of this area when passing by enroute to Naka in 2021, driving under a long, dreamy canopy of towering bamboo. Already behind schedule due to some navigational issues, we weren’t able to stop and explore on that day, but we committed to making this one of our stops for 2022. This year we were not disappointed at all.

This tea is a continuation of our love for all things Mengsong-area. Born from an environment similar to our Plum Beauty, this unsurprisingly tea has a lot in common with its aforementioned neighbors of Naka and Mengsong, which includes a nice balance of mineral sweetness, kuwei/pleasant bitterness, and notes of stone fruit. If we were to get even more specific, a slight peach quality can be picked up, at least in its fresh state. There is a delicate and smooth texture, making this an enjoyable tea on multiple levels.

As with several other teas we’ve offered, this one highlights the impact and importance of a clean, natural environment and offers an excellent experience for both new and experienced drinkers.

Picking period: Pre-April 10

$0.17/gram

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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4 reviews for Natural Habitat 2022 Huazhuliangzi Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    M-O-T-I-V-A-T-I-N-G-!

    //Smell : Hay, gentle floral smell, cooked meal, salt herbs, plain cake, wet rocks
    //Texture: medium thickness, I can feel the hot (and heavy?) liquor going down my throat
    //Taste : Wet hay, butter candy, mineral, caramelized vegetables with maple syrup
    //Body sensation: Forget about the idea of going to sleep after the session, you’ll have too much energy ^^

  2. 5 out of 5

    Martin Ödman (verified owner)

    Everything I want in a daily drinker. Straightforward energy that feels compatible with productivity rather than reverie. A smooth take on my preferred young sheng profile. This tea shares many similarities with a certain Naka autumn small trees cake, the overall profile is similar but this is better in many ways. I love everything about this tea from leaves, wrapper to price.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    Peach preserves, pink salt, sweet corn, citrus fizz, clean suds. Reminds me of lemon zotz- those hard candies with the fizzy powder in the center. There’s a definite astringency and light bitterness here, and a smooth, cream viscosity. Sweetness builds in the aftertaste. Gentle stonefruit-y strength. I like this sheng a lot.

  4. 5 out of 5

    grifty (verified owner)

    I love the balance of depth and flavour in this sheng. Herbal and fruity and bubbly and bold. A real winner amongst the 2022 collection. I’m glad I bought a cake!


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