2017 Ancient Trees Shupu - Yiwu Terroir
The softness and sweetness of Yiwu terroir have given the teas of this area of Yunnan, for centuries a fundamental stop on the Tea Route and the main source of the imperial tea tribute, the title of Queen of Pu'er. In this pu'er shu, made in the spring of 2017 and left to age in its forest of centuries-old trees until the leaves were pressed in 2022, all the complexity of the historical terroir from which it originates is expressed: notes of undergrowth mix with the gentle softness of jujubes, goji berries, steamed rice, and chestnut honey, which envelops and warms the body.
The different sides of Yiwu area all have their own identifying flavor, and contibute to constantly recreate the idea of authenticity. To fully explore the wide rage of Yiwu's personality, try also our selection of Yiwu Shengpu, all available in the traditional 357 gr. compressed format.
Origin: Yiwu Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Southwest Yunnan
Flush: Spring 2017
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: 4-5 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
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The qi on this shu puerh is very grounding and nourishing. The cake needed some time to rest when it arrived. Once it settled the smooth, bitter sweet notes of Yiwu came out. The leaf material is great and blended amazingly. I don't normally feel this kind of grounding and rooting qi with many shu puerhs. It will age nicely.