Eden 2018 Spring Manzhuan Raw Puer
$10.00 – $122.00
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“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, 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.
|Dimensions||16 × 16 × 1 cm|
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