Secret Garden 2017 Manzhuan Old Tree Raw Puer



This year saw the Secret Garden change its home from an undisclosed stretch outside of Yiwu, with rising popularity and climbing prices, to a remote location in Manzhuan. The Secret Garden keeps no fixed address.

While our 2016 incarnation shares a similar profile with its predecessor in terms of a gentle approach and slight roughness, its most notable aspect is the presence of sweet fruit notes. This tea is initially nimble and sweet, but there is also a pleasant bitterness/kuwei that hides in the back, as well as a nice, lasting huigan.

Again, please note that this year’s Secret Garden is not the same tea as we provided in 2016. However, we feel that this tea still falls into a comparable class in terms of character, quality and mid-range value. Those who enjoyed 2016’s tea are likely to find this year’s equally enjoyable.

This tea has been lab tested for traces of 191 pesticides and is guaranteed to be under the European maximum residue limit. For a copy of the lab report and details, please contact us.


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Weight N/A
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 1 cm

200g, 15g

5 reviews for Secret Garden 2017 Manzhuan Old Tree Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Noam (verified owner)

    A very nice Sheng- lush, sweet and thick.
    It has a very similar taste profile as other Manzhuan puers I’ve had, so if you liked other MZ definitely give this one a try!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christopher (verified owner)

    This is a really nice Yiwu tea, with plenty of aroma and flavor that gives it a prominent but balanced character. Definitely very clean, but much more interesting than other clean Yiwu teas I’ve tried from some other vendors that just lack aroma. This is definitely an active tea in the mouth.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Another loosely compressed cake which make it easy to detach the leaves; I love it! The dry leaves have a smell of old leather bags sold in vintage humid basement store (in a good way). Surprisingly, the wet leaves reminds me of mixed spices of the ready-meals in asian restaurants. The creamy texture is lovely; generous mouth coating! Pleasant sweetness of artisanal butter on corn in summer. Dattes, bread dough ^_^

  4. 5 out of 5

    popmac (verified owner)

    Great taste but the star of the show is the thick and creamy texture. My main tasting notes are moss, damp wood, crab apple and at the latest infusions sweet strawberry.

  5. 5 out of 5

    cynthiaonetea (verified owner)

    Super enjoyable! Really round, full mouthfeel with a creamy texture. The huigan at the end is super nice as well. Could totally sip on a lot of this. Was one of the better teas from this region I’ve experienced for sure. 🙂

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