Plum Beauty 2020 Mengsong Raw Puer



If we had to pick a desert island tea, this might be the one. With a consistently deep fragrance and floral character, it is balanced out by a pleasant bitterness that doesn’t overpower, but transforms into rounded out with sweetness that lingers in the throat.

While faint notes of plum might be detectable early on, the stone fruit character becomes much more obvious as it is stored. This tea is excellent for drinking now, but also very rewarding for those looking to store it for 5 years or more.

The material for this tea comes from ~40yr “fangyang” (放养/left to grow) trees that are not treated with pesticides, fertilizer or any other intervention outside of picking. This is hands down our preferred type of material as it often lends a richer flavour and texture, but at a more affordable level than gushu, old or sometimes dubiously labelled “wild” trees.

Picking period: Pre-April 11


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:

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Dimensions16 × 16 × 1 cm


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