2020 Bohetang Shengpu 薄荷塘 - Yiwu Terroir
Bòhétáng 薄荷塘 is located in the deep mist of Yiwu area, queen of shengpu and mother of Tribute Tea, at an altitude of about 1800 meters. Its peculiar geographical location - difficult to reach due to impassable roads and scarce productivity, have historically made Bohetang tea rare and precious.
The very first sips of this tea further explain the reason for its value: a great sweetness immediately fills the palate, and the long thin leaves, full of precious buds, release a unique balsamic fragrance, unmatched even among the most famous pu'er tea mountains. This fresh hue turns to a delicate mellowness in the aftertaste, where a delicate note of raspberry jam and red apples comes out, together with a surprising umami note. The floral fragrance persists at the bottom of the teacup, with a delicate hue of Yunnan mushrooms, wild yet familiar.
A mountainous area which has been greatly esteemed for its distinctive gentle flavor, and eminently used as a tribute tea to the emperors who have desired its precious leaves, Yiwu has gained through the centuries the title of Queen of Shengpu. Many tea enthusiasts have written and talked about it, and numerous traders have claimed to own the original flavor of Yiwu. The different sides of this area all have their own unique flavor, and contibute to constantly recreate the idea of authenticity. To fully explore the wide rage of Yiwu's personality, try also our selected vintage 2006 Mahei Shengpu and 2008 Guafengzhai Shengpu, all available in the traditional 357 gr. compressed format.
Origin: Bohetang, Yiwu Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Southwest Yunnan
Flush: Spring 2020
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves one or two times 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: 95-100° C
Number of brews: 12-15
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 2-3 minutes
Water temperature: 95-100° C
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.
Our constantly updated offer includes all tea categories: white, green, yellow, dark (fermented heicha), and wulong.
Follow us on our social channels to travel with us and to meet all our fellow producers!
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Rest of the World
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee
We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement or return.