Wuliangshan Single Groves Pu'erh Raw
For the past few years Tang Wang has been looking for abandoned, ancient pu’erh tea trees in the mountains and jungles in Wuliangshan, nearby his tea farm in Jinggu, Yunnan. He has experimented with harvesting the leaves of a few of these trees – most of them around 300 years old – and making them into different pu’erh raws. Last year he released the first small batch this pu’erh, made entirely from leaves he collected on his foraging trips.
This pu’erh is particularly special as it comes from a single grove, and has been reserved for what Mr. Tang considers his personal collection. Mr. Tang foraged these leaves in 2021 and compressed them into individual-sized “cookies.” He has released a small amount of it from his collection to share with friends and communities who truly appreciate pu’erh raw.
We’ve been given a great gift from Mr. Tang, and are celebrating in the result of his remarkable efforts. This pu’erh raw is perfumed and sweet smelling, with the focused characteristics we might expect from a single grove. It is a pleasure to drink it and taste for its “one-thingness,” and its clarity: there is no funk or haze to this tea. Rather, it feels a bit like rain water: refreshing, resetting, enriched, and succinct.
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|Steep time||10 - 60 sec|
|No. of infusions||10+