Chinese Puerh Tea - Sheng (Raw) Puerh

Regular price $42.00

Raw Puerh is a signature tea made from a large leaf varietal grown in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province.

Sheng Puerh is biologically very similar to modern green tea. It presents vegetal and fruity flavors and aromas. Unlike Ripe (Shou) Puerh, it doesn't have an earthy or mushroomy taste. This is a tea that can present a face of bitterness and astringency that quickly escapes into a natural sweetness.

100g/3.5oz: approx. 85 x 240ml/8oz-cup

Medium Caffeine

Picked in Autumn 2019 



What to look for

Long and irregular

Aroma

Vegetative and chestnut

In the cup

Bright yellow colour

Taste

Bitter and astringent taste that ends in a natural and cleansing sweet note

The most authentic way.

All hand-crafted on a wok.

Health Benefits of Sheng (Raw) Puerh Tea

The Sheng Pu-erh tea contains powerful antioxidants that help in reducing bodily inflammation. It reduces the rate of aging and protects the cells from numerous illnesses. Drinking this tea increases endurance, metabolism, and reduces blood cholesterol. The Sheng Pu-erh tea is best served an hour after a meal.

Direct from the origin

The Sheng Pu'erh tea comes from Yunnan Province. Every prefecture and county have their own subtle techniques in brewing Sheng Pu'erh tea, but one thing remains the same— the need for a natural and long fermentation process. Yunnan’s environment and climate also helps in making the Sheng Pu'erh tea remain high-quality through the years.

However, nowadays manufacturers are producing Sheng Pu-erh tea within a year of production. Although it is not the traditional length of aging for Sheng Pu'erh tea, it is indicative of how the art of tea evolves over time.

Farmer - Mrs. Fei

Mrs. Fei has learned the art of making Sheng Pu-erh tea from his family, as they have been making these for generations. She explains how it is important to be patient when fermenting Sheng Pu-erh tea, as the rarest and most flavorful ones are processed for years. According to Mrs. Fei, the natural and long-winded process of making Sheng Pu-erh tea is meant to be savoured and enjoyed— a calm and serene break from the hustling and bustling world we live in today.

Farmland - Gongfu Ren Garden

The Sheng Pu-erh tea was traditionally produced in Yunnan Province, China. Every county and prefecture in the province produces its own Sheng Pu-erh tea, and the best ones are said to be only available in Yunnan.

The Sheng Pu-erh tea hails from Gongfu Ren Tea Garden in Yunnan Province, China. The elevation of this plantation reaches more than a 2,000 meters above sea level, which lends a fresh, pure, and good environment for growing tea.

Yunnan’s excellent climate and environment also contribute to the quality of the tea’s growing conditions.

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Brewing Method

Cup Method

Tea: 2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml

Temp: 215℉ / 100℃

Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gaiwan Method

Tea: 4g

Teacup: 4oz / 120ml

Temp: 215℉ / 100℃

8 Steeps: 15s, 25s, 40s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 100s

History of Sheng (Raw) Pu-erh

The Sheng Pu-erh tea was said to have roots in the Tibetan tea trade, dating back all the way to the Tang Dynasty. The Tibetan plateau could not produce their own teas, so they were dependent on what Chinese traders could offer. To make the teas last the months-long journey, the teas from Yunnan were all pressed into cakes and bricks for the sake of portability, which are then fermented during the months-long journey to Tibet. From there, the Sheng Pu-erh tea was made. Now, the rarest Sheng Pu-erh teas are being fermented for up to 30 years for the highest quality.


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