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Green Tea - Sheng Pu

Ge Deng 革登

Silky and elegant with airy tannins that permeate

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Ge Deng - Spring 2015: Silky and elegant with airy tannins that permeate. Aging brings out sweet, meaty flower notes.

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About This Tea

Ge Deng Pu Ers are known for their elegant texture. Ours is super silky, with light and permeating tannins. Part of the greater Yi Wu area, and one of the six ancient tea mountains east of the Lan Cang River, this tea is an excellent example of the terroir. Our Ge Deng is harvested from ancient Gu Shu tea trees 200-600 years old. Ancient tea trees are called Gu Shu / Lao Shu in Chinese.

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  • Origin

    Ge Deng Shan, Yi Wu, East of Lang Cang River, Xi Shuang Ban Na, Yun Nan Province, China (~1700-1900m elevation)

  • History and Significance

    Ge Deng Mountain is part of the greater Yi Wu area and one of the six ancient tea mountains east of Lan Cang River. It is the highest of all tea mountains east of Lan Cang River and produces tea with characteristics of high mountain tea (even temperament, high clarity, and underlying sweetness).

  • Category

    Category: Green Tea - Sheng Pu

    Sub-Category: Shai Qing (Sun-dried Green)

    Cultivar: Heirloom, ancient Gu Shu tea trees

  • Processing

    Ge Deng is made of Qun Ti Da Ye Zhong (Heirloom Large Leaf) material. Pu Er making follows a typical green tea process; that's why it is academically classified as a sun-dry green tea. Pu Er picking is usually one bud with two or three leaves. The teas are generally shade wilted to lose some moisture before being wok-fried in a large batch. The large batch of Pu Er being processed each time is the "mistake" that causes the tea's enzyme not to be damaged thoroughly, providing the basis for aging Pu Er later on. The hot and moist tea leaves are then rolled and shaped quickly before being evenly spread out under the sun to dry. Aggressively intense sun is the most preferred in Pu Er making.

  • Tasting Notes

    Known for its elegant texture, Ge Dang has notes of sweet, meaty flowers and permeating tannins. Aging this tea brings out more sweetness and floral notes.

  • Brewing Instructions

    Please see above for the category specific brewing specs for Gong Fu brewing. For brewing in a teapot, mug, or single cup visit this article here.

  • Learn How To Gong Fu Brew

    This foundational course is a great resource to help you understand the methods and motions of Gong Fu Brewing.