This style of tea is storied, with many interesting nicknames. We call it Royal Tribute because it was a tea that was sent from the southern reaches of Yunnan to the Emperor of China as an offering. The teasmiths that crafted the Pu-erh called it “daughter’s tea”, as they typically had the daughters of the local villagers picking the tea buds. It is said that the harvesters were paid in finished tea instead of money, which in turn sold very quickly at the markets.
This style of Pu-erh is only made from leaves harvested in February, which is unusually early by most tea production standards which harvest tea leaves around late March at the earliest. The reason for this is because the early harvest yields only tea buds and no fully matured leaves. The resulting brew is tippy, yet smooth in the after-taste. Notes include camphor in the nose, with a taper that is woodsy and sweet. All in all, a very refined tea that demands attention, we recommend drinking this without an accompanying meal.
Water temperature will produce a wide spectrum of flavors. Higher temperatures closer to 100°c will produce more medicinal notes, while lower temperatures down to 92°c will draw out the sweet flavors. Whichever temperature you decide to use, make sure not to brew for longer than thirty seconds maximum! Even at twenty seconds, this tea will produce a very deep amber liquor with packed with plenty of flavor. Beyond the fourth cup, it is fine to steep for a minute or longer.
The nose exudes enticing herbal fragrance, including thyme and dried basil, finishing with a hint of something malty. Once steeped, the ...from $16.00
The nose exudes enticing herbal fragrance, including thyme and dried basil, finishing with a hint of something malty. Once steeped, the aroma shifts into pleasant memories of buttered toast, promising rich and full flavors. The notes include raisins and crackers lightly flavored with honey. The aftertaste is smooth, milky sweet...
Type: Green Oolong Quantity: 2oz Oxidization: 20% Roast: 0% Elevation: 2,200 meters Vintage: 2012 Medium-heavy body, subtle verdant flav...$18.00 $10.00 - Sold Out
Type: Green Oolong Quantity: 2oz Oxidization: 20% Roast: 0% Elevation: 2,200 meters Vintage: 2012 Medium-heavy body, subtle verdant flavor initially which transitions to a more floral aftertaste with a very long taper. Floral notes include orchid and honeysuckle. We definitely urge you to take at least a minute to fully...
Type: Roasted Oolong Unit Quantity: 3oz Oxidization: 30% Roast: 60% Elevation: 1,100 meters Vintage: 2016 The liquor has a heavy body, a...$12.00 $5.00 - Sold Out
Type: Roasted Oolong Unit Quantity: 3oz Oxidization: 30% Roast: 60% Elevation: 1,100 meters Vintage: 2016 The liquor has a heavy body, and a lovely red hue with high clarity. Mouthfeel is very lush and fruity, notes include banana and tangerine. The taper is clean and quick, with a slightly herbal...