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Green Tea - Sheng Pu

You Le Long Pa 攸樂龍帕 (亞諾)

Tender and sweet with notes of sugarcane

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Vintages:

Le De, Spring 2021: 

Single Tree, Spring 2021: Gorgeous floral notes and sweetness from sugarcane come from this Single Tree Pu Er. Single Tree means all the leaves from this tea 

Le De, Spring 2018: Strong notes of sugarcane. Tender and sweet with clean and delicate tannins. From the micro-terroir lot of Le De. 

Wild, Spring 2018: Absolutely gorgeous brightness! An intense, aromatic Pu Er. From the same wild forest as the 2016 vintage. 

Wild, Spring 2016: A full-bodied, round, and fruity Pu Er. These wild teas were harvested from a forest that is a two-hour hike from the village. The tea trees are so tall (7-15 m) that only selected tea pickers can climb up the tree. Only 10-20 pounds of this tea are crafted every year.  

Le De, Spring 2016: This lot is slightly floral with a delicate sweetness. The Long Pa village owns two lots of tea - Le De and A Hei. Le De is the name of the micro-terroir that yields sweeter and softer Pu Er.  

A Hei, Spring 2016: A tannic and robust Pu Er with notes of dried fruits. The Long Pa village owns two lots of tea - Le De and A Hei. A Hei is the name of the micro-terroir that yields a more tannic and robust Pu Er.  

Le De, Spring 2015: Soft, sweet, and slight floral from the micro-terroir of Le De. 

A Hei, Spring 2015: Strong dried fruit notes, tannic and robust from the micro-terroir of A Hei. 

Spring 2014: Bright with strong tannins, slightly floral. 

 

About This Tea

The sweetest Pu Er east of the Lan Cang River. We love this tea for its pure elegance! The Long Pa village owns two lots of tea - Le De and A Hei. We source from both lots to highlight the variety in the micro-terroir. We also source Wild You Le Long Pa harvested from a two-hours-hike forest away from the village. The tea trees are so tall (7-15 m) that only selected tea pickers can climb up the tree. Only 10-20 pounds of this tea are crafted every year.

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  • Origin

    Long Pa village, You Le Shan, East of Lang Cang River, Xi Shuang Ban Na, Yun Nan Province, China (~1500m elevation)

  • History and Significance

    You Le is one of the famous old six ancient tea mountains east of Lang Can river. Our You Le is harvested from ancient tea trees 200-600 years old. Pu Er teas are typically named after the location where they are grown; Long Pa (Ya Nuo in local language) is one of the most prized villages. You Le mountain is also sometimes called Jing Nuo mountain, named after the Jing Nuo people which are one of the least populated minorities of China.

  • Category

    Category: Green Tea - Sheng Pu

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

  • Processing

    You Le 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

    While the Pu Ers from the east side of Lan Cang River are all known for their elegance and mild temperament, You Le stands out as the sweetest of all.

  • 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

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