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What Is Sheng Pu Er?

Officially a green tea, Sheng Pu Er is made with a classic green tea method. But its destiny can’t be more different from a typical green tea with its aging potential.

Sheng Pu desirability is directly tied to the age of the tea trees and the location they come from. Highly sought after Pu Er come from trees 200-600 years old planted during Ming and Qing Dynasty, often referred to as da shu cha or gu shu cha. Like all top Chinese teas, the #1 factor to the teas’ value is tied to its terroir, and Pu Er Sheng Cha are named after its terroir as well. This is comparable to naming wine from Champagne, Champagne.

History of Ge Lang He

Origin: Ge Lang He, Meng Hai, West of Lan Cang River, Xi Shuang Ban Na, Yun Nan Province, China (~1000m elevation)

Tucked between Nan Nuo Shan and Pa Sha, tea from Ge Lang He takes on characteristics of both mountains. Our Ge Lang He is harvested from a carefully curated selection of the largest ancient tea trees in Ge Lang He. Those ancient tea trees are 200-600 years old.

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Pressed Mini Cakes

Tea Drunk’s Ge Lang He comes in individually sized mini cakes! These make for easy brewing and are ready-to-travel.

Tasting the 2017 Vintage

The 2017 vintage of this Pu Er is vegetal, with a distinct body and weighty bitterness.

Share Our Passion

If you love this guided tasting, join us monthly with our Educational Tea Club! We deep dive into two teas a month over Zoom. You'll be able to participate live and ask questions and taste the tea together with our community.

Example Curriculum

  Ge Lang He, Spring 2017
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What You'll Need

To get the most out of this session, we advise having a gong fu brewing set up ready to brew along with. A Gai WanFairness PitcherStrainer, and Three Sip Cup is recommended.

You can purchase a full gong fu brewing kit here.