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SHU PU'ER - GUSHU

Crane Over Marshland Naka 2016

The product of a tea producer specializing in Gushu sourcing, we've offered several of their Shu in the past, and keep returning for more. These cakes have had a few years to temper their bud-rich leaves, but they won't likely age much longer in our hands—there's only a couple on stock. The Pu'er enthusiast may also appreciate one of the producer's hallmarks: a simple wrapper embellished with a figure in a silk painting style. This one features the namesake bird and the tea's full title, "The Call of the Crane Over the Marshland."
  • ORIGIN:  Naka, Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • MEANING:  Heming Jiugao, 鹤鸣九皋 ('The Call of the Crane Over the Marshland')
  • HARVEST TIME:  2016
  • TASTE:  Aromatic, sweet, smooth

Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 5g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Several short infusions

Start with few seconds. Increase the brewing time at each following infusion. Exception: If the leaves are pressed, make the first infusion longer than the second.
For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a Yixing teapot.