Pu'er Shupu - Tea Horse Road 2006, 357 gr. Stone-pressed Cake
Special edition cake, with the stamps of all the towns that were originally a stop of the ancient tea-horse road.
This cake celebrates the essence of pu’er shupu in either it most famous terroir, and the proficient processing technique. It gathers a blend of the most important Xishuangbanna mountains post-fermented in the heart of Menghai and packed in a special wrapping paper stamped by all the original stops of the ancient tea horse road.
It is a celebration of the route that made Pu’er tea became widespread and well known in many countries, receiving the appreciation and esteem of many tea enthusiasts.
The richness of color and the full, earthy aroma of its liquor is unique among many teas. In addition, the fermentation underway since 2006 adds a special sweet aftertaste to the infusion, and a mellow and long-lasting fragrance of forest soil and ripe ferns. Finally, as all Pu’er lovers know, its taste changes over time, and here lies its charm.
Now, by tasting this precious tea, one can still feel the aroma of the earth crossed by ancient caravans, and the sweet mellowness of the scorching sun.
Flush: Spring 2006
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-20 second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 10
Storage: avoid heat, light and moisture
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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.
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A chiefly hedonistic experience for the gentle palate of the tea aficionado. I do not mean to diminish its complexity, nor the quality of its material and processing. These elements simply contribute to creating a balanced unicum that is “more than their sum” and can be enjoyed with ease. Liquid hugs for recovering from a stressful day.
The Tea Horse Road 2006 is a jewel between all the shu (cooked) puerh teas.
It displays an unique flavour profile, with notes of sweet prunes, aged wood libraries, antique leather, milk biscuits. At every sip, this tea brings you to the ancient tea road together with horses and men that made it legendary. I absolutely recommend getting this tea as a precious treasure for you.