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Ailao (probably not) Ancient Tree Sheng(Raw) Puer 2017

Ailao (probably not) Ancient Tree Sheng(Raw) Puer 2017

Regular price $5.00

 Ailao (probably not) Ancient Tree Sheng(Raw) Puer 2017

 

*** New information about the source material of this tea has come to light and it looks like this is a great example of the dubious marketing of teas from China. This tea almost certainly does not come from ‘ancient trees’. Alas, we at Mountain Stream Teas bought into some dubious marketing ourselves. This tea is not that special, just a decent entry level example of some Ailao Mountain Sheng. The only good news is that it is priced right about where it should be for this type of tea. We took a chance with this source and it is the only tea source on the site that we haven’t personally been to. Looks like we messed a bit. Sorry about that and we will vet any new Chinese much harder before we bring any other puer teas to the the site. Still a great buy for an entry level raw puer!***

 

Original Description:

This 2017 Raw Puer from the Ailao region of Yunnan Province in China is part of our Ancient tree series. Picked from massive treesat least hundreds of years old in a region know for its high quality Gushu Teas, this tea's thick,  sweet and deep liquor is a feast for the senses. Try it with the two other years of this series to see the aging process in action!

 

Elevation: 1550-2000m

Status: Tested Chemical-Free

Cultivar: (Probably Not) Ancient Tea Trees, most likely small bush entry level trees

Season: Spring 2017 

Method: Raw(Sheng) Puer

Region: Ailao Mountain, Yunnan Province, China

Recommend Brewing Style:3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 5-15 second flash steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 15-20 steeps.

***Not recommended for western style brewing***

 

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Sweet, sweet Sheng!

This a great Sheng Puerh tea that is so easy drinking with a lot of good sweetness and all the other complex flavors found in raw puerh. Love it!