2021 Pu'er Shengpu, Ancient Trees Stone-pressed Cake
The 2021 harvest pleasantly surprised us with an intense and persistent fragrance, and a very advanced ripeness, uncommon in a newly harvested tea. The typical complex notes of wood and underforest return gently in the aftertaste, enriched by spicy hints of nutmeg, and floral hues. The persistence of aromas is alive in the cup even after drinking the transparent liquor, and the unmistakable sweet aftertaste of a young pu'er emerges in the palate.
Harvest 2021 was very standard, and it gave us ripe fruits, perfect to be consumed immediately or to be stored for years to come. For this latter purpose, we decided to press our loose leaves by stone in 100 gr. cakes, which can be purchased individually, or in the traditiona bamboo Ti - containing 5 cakes - for the best protection over long decades.
Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Lunan Mountain
Flush: Spring 2021
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
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.
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 Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Europe and US we ship through TNT Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a TNT point where to collect your package, while for shipments in the US you can choose a UPS point. In Asia we use EMS.
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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 2009 won the Pu'er Shengpu producer competition for the highest Shaqing skills.
He is the master in his craft, and we are proud to have him with us.
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