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YONGDE WILD ARBOR RIPE PU ER

$ 20.00

Description

For the first time ever, American Tea Room has sourced and packaged our own signature Pu Er cakes from Yunnan, China. The Yongde Wild Arbor Pu Er is a ripe, or Shu Pu Er, meaning the tea was plucked, withered, rolled and bruised, steamed, and then wet-piled before being packed into cake molds. The wet-piling process helps to speed up the microbial fermentation process which makes a Shu Pu Er. Yong De is a region well known for their quality Pu Er and this cake was made from arbor tea, trees that were planted and harvested, but then allowed to grow wild. This tea brews into a very dark matte black color. Aromas of Spanish moss and cedar mix with the distinctive loamy earthiness of a Shu Pu Er. The tea is beautifully rich and laden with leathery, musky, caramelly notes. Hints of roasted roots and herbs brings to mind chicory coffee. The intensity and body keep one drinking more and more of this fantastic tea. Pu Er cakes are ideal for aging and, like a good wine, get better and more complex with time. An excellent heirloom gift, Pu Er can be aged for months, years, and even decades with proper storage. Simply keep it wrapped up, and store in a cool, dry place free of sunlight and strong odors. To prepare this tea, break off a piece and steep it as you normally would a loose leaf tea. Each 100gram cake is numbered from our limited pressing of 300.

Tea Information

  • CAFFEINE LEVEL
    Medium
  • ORIGIN
    China
  • REGION
    Yunnan
  • CURRENT HARVEST
    2013 Vintage
  • INGREDIENTS
    Pu er tea
  • MOOD PROFILE
    Decadent, Healthy
  • FLAVOR PROFILE
    Earthy, Malty, Smokey, Woodsy

Tea Prep Guide

TEA LEAVES
1.2 tsp / 5 g
TEMPERATURE
200 F
INFUSION TIME
5 mins

Reviews

Reviews
5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
(5/5)
Jill Walker from Everson, WA on Jan 28, 2017
This PU ER is delicious! I am 100% taken with this soul warming, comforting tea!!! I also enjoy Dong Ding-premium oolong loose leaf tea. Thank you for providing such amazing product!
(5/5)
Peggie from Culver City, CA on Jun 02, 2016
I usually only get tuo chas, so this is my first pu er full size cake! The collector in me wanted to keep it wrapped up and pretty, but I really wanted to taste this! My mouth won!

I love this, so very earthy and smooth, a note of sweetness, like a caramelly bit, which also enhances that pu er flavor. Beautiful dark liquor, it grounds you just sipping it!

Working on my third infusion, still amazing, just a wonderful mouth feel. Iced is tasty too!
 
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