Ancient Spring



April 2020/April 2021

Jinggu, Yunnan

An extremely approachable pu erh for everyday drinking from Mr. Tang in Jinggu, Yunnan. The tea is from an ancient tea garden consisting of less than 200 arbor trees of the Mengku varietal. The garden, hidden deep on the north facing side of the mountains at 1760m elevation, is only accessible by a steep trek along the pine trees in the forest. The trees are between 100 to 150 years old, planted by the great-grandfather of a local villager.

Mr. Tang is a very special tea farmer; he is committed to organic and biodynamic farming methods and all his teas are either organic or from wild arbor trees. He crafts the teas himself with the utmost patience and care, adhering to traditional craftsmanship.

This tea is smooth and sweet with distinct stone fruit and honey aromas. On the palate, it is very pure, full-bodied with lingering sweetness. The age of the trees and the energy of the forest comes through in its clarity and complexity. It has been our everyday drinking pu erh for the mornings for the past several months, with everything that we want in a daily drinker:  good value, old trees, clean, pure and crafted with care by honest people.

This pu'erh cake will age beautifully over time — a great tea to store for the years to come.

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Brewing guide

Tea 4 g
Water 120 ml
Steep time 10 - 60 sec
No. of infusions 8


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