Laoman'e is situated nearby Bulang mountain, where Pu'er tea is characterized by a strong bitter flavor. This terroir, and the centuries-old ancient trees that grow there, at an altitude of 1600 meters, normally give Laoman'e sheng pu a peculiar astringency and a richer concentration of amino acids, which results in a bitter aftertaste and a light minerality.
However, this rare cake, made of only the oldest tea trees' leaves, has a surprising sweetness and a great delicacy, while the more familiar astringent notes come out slowly, and only in the aftertaste. The amazing complexity of this rare harvest can outshine most Pu'er teas from the same area, and the long-lasting flavor - with lingering notes of wildflowers - can make us realize why these leaves are so prized, reaching three times the value of other Ancient Tree Pu'er teas.
The rarest tea leaves, carefully stone-pressed in a 100 gr. collector's format.
EASTERN BREWING Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds. Brewing time: Begin with a 10-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 100° C Number of brews: 12
WESTERN BREWING Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 2-3 minutes Water temperature: 100° C
COLD BREW Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing:put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 6-7 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
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All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
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