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What Is Sheng Pu?

Officially a green tea, Sheng Pu 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 comes from 200-600 years old trees planted during Ming and Qing Dynasties, 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 is named after its terroir as well. This is comparable to naming wine from Champagne, Champagne.

Learn more about Pu Er with our Tea Fundamentals.

History of Lin Cang Dong Nong

Origin: Dong Nong, Meng Ku, Lin Cang, Yun Nan Province, China (~1000m elevation)

Dong Nong is one of the largest villages of the eastern mountains of Meng Ku of the Lin Cang tea region. Our Dong Nong is harvested from ancient tea trees 200-600 years old. Ancient tea trees are called Gu Shu / Lao Shu in Chinese. Lin Cang teas are known for being sweeter and brighter but with rougher tannins compared to teas from other main tea regions.

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Ancient, Heirloom Trees

This tea is made from the raw material of ancient, heirloom trees. The varietal is called Qun Ti Da Ye Zhong (Heirloom large leaf). The trees are 200-600 years old.

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Tasting The 2015 Vintage

This tea is aromatic with bubbly, fruity, and floral notes. Balanced tannic notes throughout.

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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

  Lin Cang Dong Nong, Spring 2015
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Watch The Guided Tasting

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.

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