Golden Leaf Pu-erh Vol III : Misty Mountain - Ripe 2012
This authentic shou pu-erh from Meng Fei Mountain, Yong De County, Yunnan, China has been selected as Volume 3 in our limited edition series. It has been lovingly titled "Misty Mountain".
It has a clean, rich, earthy and camphor taste with a decidedly sweet and lingering finish.
2012 Ripe (Shou) Pu-erh 100 gram cake (3.5 oz)
We hope you love it as much as we do!
This seven years aged ripe pu-erh tea was produced from tea leaves harvested in the Mang Fei mountain area of Yong De county (Lincang). The tea underwent wet piling (wo dui) in a local Yong De area tea factory, and then sold to a Nan Jian area tea factory.
This tea was aged in Nan Jian since 2012, and now after losing it's "wo dui" taste (freshly wet piled aka composted) brews up a clear burgundy red tea soup. The taste is very clear and sweet, with an earth and camphor taste.
Tea is Grade 5 size tea leaves (neither big nor small). An enjoyable and accessible ripe pu-erh tea that's great to drink now, but will continue to improve with further storage.
Hint: Shorter steep time for more sweetness.
Gaiwan or Yi Xing Pot: (recommended)
Put about 5g or 2 tsp buds into heated vessel;
Pour 200 degree water into vessel. Brew for 20 seconds for the first brewing, 10 for second, add about five seconds for each subsequent brewing.
One heaping tsp per 12 oz cup, or one Tbsp per 24 oz pot
205 degree water
Steep for 2-3 minutes or to taste. Should be steeped multiple times.