Golden Leaf Pu-erh Vol III : Misty Mountain - Ripe 2012

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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.

Steeping Instructions:

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.

Western Style:

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.