Pu’erh Raw Wuliangshan 2013
We acquired this pu'erh when we were still living in Beijing, back in 2013.
It is from Wuliangshan in Yunnan. The trees are considered gushu or arbor trees, approximately 100 years old. In 2013, when it was a fresh young pu'erh, it was very bright, floral, and sweet. We were impressed with its simplicity and clarity.
We are now releasing a limited amount of cakes for tasting and purchase. After aging for seven years, we have tasted a substantial difference in the tea. On the nose, it has light sour notes of apricots and prunes, followed by a hint of smokiness and moist leaves on the forest bed. On the palate, it starts off with fruity notes of dried cranberries and plums, followed by dried hay, tobacco leaves, toffee and leather, with warmth and autumnal characters underneath.