2008 Nannuo Forest Shengpu - Vintage Pu'er, 200 gr. Stone-pressed cake
Wild forest trees, growing freely on the rich soil of the undergrowth of Nannuo mountain, gifted us these special leaves, aged in Yunnan since 2008. Ten years later, we decided to press them by stone, secluding their unique fragrance in 200 gr. cakes.
Opening one of these cakes is a special experience, that reminds us of our forest: the aged leaves have brown hues that reflect the amber transparency of the liquor, and each sip releases multiple notes of flavor. All senses are immediately entranced by the aroma of fermentation, but a delicate note of unripe hazelnuts slowly emerges, immediately followed by the most fragrant aroma of incense, while a balsamic twist in the aftertaste refreshes the palate.
Complex and sweet, it's ideal to warm the body in the cold season, and can be drunk immediately or stored for future brews, always new and ever-changing.
These leaves have been selected by us in 2018 from our most trusted farmer in Nannuo, and pressed the same year.
Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Nannuo Mountain
Plantation altitude: 1800 m
Flush: Spring 2008, pressed in 2018
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 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 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 10-15
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 2-3 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement or return.
Farmed, harvested and curated by Eastern Leaves
Our tea production
This tea comes from the tea forest we own in Yunnan, in Nannuo and Lunan/Pasha mountain.
We take care of each leg of the production: from the care of the under-forest until package and distribution.
Generations of masters
Our production is entirely supervised by Yan Kunli, that was born and raised on Nannuo mountain, and in 2007 won the Pu'er Shengpu producer competition for the highest Shaqing skills, among all the Hani minority in Yunnan.
He is the master in his craft, and we are proud to have him with us.