Aged Rock Sheng Puer 2017
This puer comes from wild, 100+ year old trees from a tea garden on stoney land; making this tea rich in minerals from the rocky terrain. The leaves of this a raw (sheng) puer are smaller than normal, likely due to the rugged landscape, which creates a more delicate taste since the tree works much harder to pull nutrition from rocky soil. With that in mind, perhaps you can imagine why they say this tea is as sweet as spring water and has the floral aroma of a sesame orchid.
Puers tend to have a robust, strong energy to them, punchy like a smooth double espresso. This puer on the other hand offers balance. It feels like polarities within yourself merge – masculine and feminine, elevated and grounded, ideas and action. Not to mention it is great for people who have sensitive stomachs, plus it supports the gut in its fermented and has many trace minerals the body needs.
Like all good things, this tea gets better with age. Raw (sheng) puer tends to age slowly, perfect for anyone wanting a tea that can test time.
cultivar: camellia sinensis
method: hand picked
elevation: 1000 m
region: Yunnan, China
fresh, earthy taste
velvety smooth with sweet honey notes
lighter in colour and taste than most puers
hints of bitterness (that mellow with age)
round, medium-bodied puer
serving size per person: 3-5 grams or 2-4 tbsp
water temperature: 100°C
gong fu style | small teapot
amount of water: 150 ml
brewing length: 15, 20 sec, +10 sec for each steep after
number of steep: 6+ steeps
western style | mug or french press
amount of water: 300 ml
brewing length: 2 minutes
number of steep: 2-3 steeps
You feel your vitality pulsing through you. Like a bolt of lightening you are filled with bounds of mental and physical energy. At the height of well-being, your motivation and attention can be directed as you choose.
Inspired to create you are dreaming with your eyes open. Your imagination swirls and you find a sense of flow. Like a river your insights, ideas and perspective merge into new creations.
You are basically a piece of the sun. Feeling full of positive energy, joyful and so satisfied with life and yourself. Your rays of joy spread through your enhanced social energy.
Finding balance in life feels like an impossible task. However, there are small moments when you can feel balance in your body and mind. A moment of pause and reconnection creates harmony. Like a weighted grounded feeling where your body sinks into the earth and you are floating all at the same time.
Benefits of this Tea
- Weight loss
- Improves mood and can reduce anxiety
- Nourishes the stomach, soothing gastrointestinal issues
- Reduces fatigue, energizes the body (it is about the tea energy/qi not just caffeine)
- Reduces free radicals in the body, is cancer preventative
The tea is also prized for its purported health benefits, which may include aiding digestion, promoting weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and supporting a healthy immune system.