Lao Man'E Ancient Tree Sheng Raw Pu'erh Tea
This tea hails from Lao Man'E village, in the heart of the very best of the puerh tea mountains of Bulang Shan, Xishuanbana, Yunnan province. Lao Man'E village is the oldest village in Bulang mountains and also one of the 10 most famous puerh-producing villages in China. The indigenous Bulang ethnic group have been known for growing pu'erh tea since ancient times and has been living in this village for more than 1300 years. They believe in Thai Hinayana Buddhism.
Lao Man'E tea is well known for its strong chaqi. This tea has pleasant aroma and full bodied impactful mouthfeel, with great balance between bitterness, astringency, and quick huigan. It tastes mild astringent, yet immediately feel the sweet huigan in the mouth. Since Lao Man'E has high reputation on its own right, there are a lot of copycat and faked ones, or mixed leaves from other villages or other inferior Pu-erh leaves that are labeled this prestigious name. Our brand is 100% pure leaves from ancient tree terrace of Lao Man'E village, no blends, no mixes, directly sourced by Victoria. Our tea are not only authentic from the village, but the tea leaves are also from ancient trees, not young leaves, which makes big difference in the flavor and taste. We chose to press the tea into traditional cake size of 357g as this tea is great for aging. This tea surely showcases the very essence of the famous Lao Man'E tea, that is very aromatic and fruity, robust, full bodied, with a lingering aftertaste.
Traditionally, puerh cakes are stacked together and wrapped in a bamboo skin case called a tong. One tong is composed of 7 individual cakes. To purchase a tong, simply purchase 7 cakes, and leave us a note that you desire a tong.
Origin: Bulang Mountains, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 1, 2019
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
Floral and fruity, very smooth, full bodied, with a hint of smokiness and a long-lasting aftertaste.
210oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5 minute, 12 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.