2005 Lang He Shou Pu'er
*NOTE: This item is IN STOCK and will ship within 2 business days!*
Pu'er is the wine of teas, meticulously picked and aged with each tea mountain having its own personality. True Pu'er is only grown in Yunnan, China, right on the border of Myanmar in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is drunk throughout Asia for its fantastic flavor and health properties.
Shou, or "cooked" pu'er has been put through process that involves piling the leaves and turning the pile repeatedly to rapidly increase oxidation and fermentation. The resulting tea is dark, complex, and known to calm the stomach and aid digestion.
About This Tea
My first thought when drinking this 17-year aged tea was "smooth." As Pu'er ages, the taste complexifies while also losing tannins, which makes the flavor smoother. This tea, from the Pu'er haven of Menghai, has all the earthy flavor of cooked Pu'er but without any harsh, sharp, or "fishy" notes.
The resulting tea is one with many different personalities, if steeped with different temperatures and steep times. I found it difficult to make it in a way I disliked. A nice subtle sweetness rides in the back of the tea and the drinking experience is very relaxing.
Pu'er tea is aged in large cakes, but for the convenience of new tea friends, I have broken up full cakes into smaller portions to make this tea accessible to more people. Different amounts are available above, including full 357g (12.5 oz) cakes!
VALUE AND QUALITY
Want the best value? This tea comes in 100g and 357g (full cake) sizes - check the drop-down menu above!
Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.