Raw "Sheng" Pu-erh Cake

Aroma of beet, mineral and malty sweetness

A green or Sheng style Pu-erh cake made in the Cangyuan area of Yunnan Province. Farm is located on Wa Mountain at an elevation of 2200 metters. This is a region inhabited by the Wa ethnic minority. Morning plucking sessions begin early in the day and are accentuated with lively conversations and the bright headdresses and jewelry of the Wa. Cake was made in 2019. 

Lot Notes
Leaves are arbor "big leaves", grown on Wa Mountain. Cake weas pressed in April of 2019. Pluck is made of silver tips and leaves. Once compressed, the "freshness" of the leaves is preserved. At the same time, the developing flavors that result from the aging process are ensured by the press of the cake. Cake offered a very drinkable cup in 2019. The intervening period has brought forth new flavors and rounding of notes to be enjoyed. Cake weight is 357 grams. 

Tea Facts
Tea was grown in Cangyuan area. Leaves were harvested in April 2019. Pluck is comprised of medium-sized buds and leaves. Wa Mountain' fertile soils and distinctive wet and dry seasons combine to create a tea with high polyphenol and catechin content.    

Tasting Notes
Taste is light and clean, offering a steamed-green vegetal, beet sweetness. Best if steeped briefly. Early notes are floral, sweet mineral & round. With a short steeps, one will enjoy a number of infusions holding these flavors and aromas.

Brewing Suggestions
We suggest 5 grams per 8 ounces of water. Another measure to use - break off a teaspoon full of leaf for 8 ounces of water. Use water at boiling temperature, rinse the leaves briefly to awaken them.  Re-infuse and steep for 1.5 minutes and taste. Steep for longer period if more taste is preferred. Leaves will steep multiple times. 

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  • 5
    Love this tea!

    Posted by Luann Taylor on 18th Dec 2020

    I'm purchasing this cake for the second time, and this time around I've purchased two. My husband and I both really enjoy this tea, me for a morning ritual, and him for evening enjoyment. I'm sorry I can't yet put into words the attractiveness of this tea. It is a darker tea with some depth to it that we really love.

  • 5
    Mellows out after a few steeps.

    Posted by Erik Joski on 25th Oct 2019

    This tea starts out fairly astringent, but after several steeps becomes very smooth. Has more of a vegetal / straw like flavor. Something unique that is unlike oolong or ripe pu erh. Probably more similar to white tea flavor.

  • 5
    Raw Pu'erh Cake

    Posted by Robert Asplund on 23rd May 2019

    Really enjoy this pu'er. Raw pu'er is the main tea I drink and I've been having this one daily. Have loved the flavor and maintains through a few brews. Also makes me happy that Silk Road works to find tea without chemicals, etc :) Finally, for the quality of the tea, I feel like this is a great value for $30