Ban Pen Ancient Tree (Gu Shu) Raw Puerh
This tea comes from ancient trees of about 300-600 years old from Ban Peng village, in Bulang Mountains, Meng Hai, Yunnan province. Ban Pen village, which lies at an altitude of 1400 meters, is the closest village on the way to the famed Lao Ban Zhang village. Due to the high demand for Lao Ban Zhang tea, puerh tea from Ban Peng has made its way to puerh lover's short list. It shares similar attributes to that of Lao Ban Zhang puer tea. Ban Peng puerh tea is highly fragrant, full bodied, very smooth, has strong "Cha Qi" and a long-lasting sweet aftertaste.
Oyunshan is a premium puerh tea brand located in Menghai, Yunnan, whose philosophy is to produce the best authentic ancient tree puerh tea. We are the exclusive representative of Oyunshan Gushu puerh tea outside of China and South Korea. Each tea cake has a unique serial number for identification.
The taster is a great way to sample the best puerh tea without a serious commitment. Each taster has 20 grams of loose leaf tea that were selected from the same batch of leaves as those used to form the tea cakes.
An overview of Ban Peng village.
Origin: Ban Pen village, Bu Lang Mountains, Meng Hai, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: March 2015
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Low
Health Benefits: Puer tea has great health benefits, especially in helping digestion and controlling weight. Puer tea has been used by many ethnic groups in China as a digestive aid for thousands of years.
- Aids to digestive system and helps weight control
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
It has floral notes of sweet orchid, is full bodied, slightly smoky, with a hint of dates and a long-lasting aftertaste,
200-205oF, 4g for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, 1 minutes, 4-5 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.