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Green Tea - Sheng Pu

Green Mountain Blend 拼配生茶

Umami, savory with faint notes of sweet flower

Regular price $17.00 USD
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Yun Nan - Spring 2015: Umami, savory with faint notes of sweet flower

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About This Tea

Our Green Mountain Blend is a unique blend of Sheng Pu from prominent tea regions, including Wu Liang Shan, Meng Hai, and Yi Wu. All of the raw material is harvested from ancient Gu Shu trees. We find it to be a perfect balance of aroma and body, strength and tenderness.

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  • Origin

    Yun Nan Province, China (~1500m elevation)

  • History and Significance

    We named this Sheng Pu blend after our dear friend and tea maker, Qing Shan, which means green mountain.

  • Category

    Category: Green Tea - Sheng Pu

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

    Cultivar: Heirloom, ancient Gu Shu tea trees

  • Processing

    Green Mountain Blend is made of all 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

    This blend of Sheng Pu is umami and savory, with faint notes of sweet flowers.

  • 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.