sheng pu er

What is Sheng Pu Er Tea?

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 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 Wu Liang Shan

Origin: Wu Liang Shan, Jing Dong, Yun Nan Province, China (~2050m elevation)

Wu Liang Shan translates to “limitless, endless mountain.” It is one of the two major mountains in the northern Yun Nan tea region and the location of this Sheng Pu. The Wu Liang Shan region is known for producing pleasant, easy-to-drink Sheng Pu.

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Ancient Single Tree

This tea is made from the raw material of a single ancient, heirloom tree. 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 Single Tree 2015 Vintage tastes of juicy raisins with mellow tannins and a good amount of umami.

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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 question and taste the tea together with our community.

Example Curriculum

  Wu Liang Shan, Single Tree, Spring 2015
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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 Wan, Fairness Pitcher, Strainer, and Three Sip Cup is recommended.

You can purchase a full gong fu brewing kit here.

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