Ailaoshan ST Puer 2019 A
China, Yunnan, Ailaoshan
1000+ year old Big Leaf (Gushu)
Sheng (Raw) Puer, Loose leaf
Here at Spiritwood, our aim has always been to bring you tea from the world's happiest tea trees. We believe that nothing compares to the experience of drinking the tea of big, old growth trees. The taste is pure, but more importantly, nothing can soothe and rejuvenate the mind and body like real, wild gushu. This tea is our biggest inspiration, and if we could just share one tea with the world, this would be it.
The ancient tree this tea came from lives on the high, remote mountain Ailoashan. All of our single-tree puers are from different trees in the same area, and the tea from each tree has it's own unique taste. The leaves are only harvested once a year, in spring.
We find the easiest way to generalize the characters of the different trees is by dividing them into floral/ woody. This batch is from tree A, and has a floral character. Unlike most young shengs, this tea has a mellow flavor profile with no bitterness. Being a young tea, the range of tastes on display changes from steep to steep. Expect tartness, musk, fruit, and salinity.
7g/ 100°C/ 100mL
Start with 5-10s steeps