Origin 2023 Naka Raw Puer



Made from selected trees in a specific section of land in Naka, this gushu raw puer is a fine example of what a high end tea should be, with an incredible soup texture, refined flavour, and unique fragrance embedded in the soup. The pleasant floral fragrance is rounded out by a mineral sweetness and light stone fruit flavour.

Much of the unique qualities of Naka, such as the often mentioned Yanyun, are believed to be due to the rocky nature of the landscape. This quality is largely associated with Wuyi Yancha, and vaguely refers to the energy/chaqi, texture, fragrance and sweetness that can affect tea trees growing in rockier terrain. Aside from rocks, Naka is also known for the many large, flowering trees that grow amongst the tea trees, which may or may not contribute to its uniqueness.

This is a tea that falls squarely into the “recommended for experienced drinkers” category, as higher quality teas like this tend to focused on more nuanced aspects like texture, balance, and layers of fragrance. Take your time with it. Give it your attention. Use good water (we recommend a TDS ~100ppm or less, but this can vary based on mineral composition).

If you’re still relatively new to the world of sheng puer, then trying a sample won’t hurt, but we strongly recommend comparing alongside our OG Naka in order to experience the differences for yourself.

Picking period: April 1-7


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2 reviews for Origin 2023 Naka Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wan Cheng Gu Hong

    Low on the nose smell, but hits you with a heavy sweetness that sticks around. Low bitterness and astringency make it easy-going. A sweet ride without the rough edges

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    For a special moment with yourself. Drink mindfully
    //Smell: Delicate, perfumed, vegetal, dried flowers in fall, wet rocks, wet hay, calm (and dry) meadow
    //Texture: Generous mouth coating, hot area under the tongue (in the middle), thick texture X 1 000
    //Taste: Mineral at first, then wet rocks, dried tall grass, dried hay, vegetable cream made with broth
    //Body sensation: Present moment, heat in the cheeks, simple joy, appreciation, conscious breathing

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