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2016 “Dragon” Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: Spring 2016
Elevation: 1300 m
Trees' age: 200-400 y.o.
Availability: In Stock
Reward Points on purchase: 21 Details

For this raw (sheng) pu-erh we use leaves from a garden with trees of different age, from 80 to 700 years old. The age of trees from which the material for “Dragon” has been collected is 200-400 years. This garden is located in Chiang Rai province in the north of Thailand. The elevation is about 1300 meters.

2016 was very successful for pu-erhs. Spring mao cha turned out tasty, bright and deep. So this sheng immediately entered our collection of single cultivar sheng puers.

The aroma of the tea is vivid, scented with the sweetness of tropical fruits. In the taste, the most readable are dried fruits, jam, and floral mix. Tea immerses in a calm contemplative state.

Try also our 2018 ”TEASIDE 0101” ripe pu-erh tea made from the same material.

Dragon is a universal and very complex symbol. In the East, the dragon symbolizes supernatural power, wisdom, hidden knowledge, the power of waters that bring life, prosperity and happiness.

Reviews (8)

The taste of this sheng reminds me of fruit jam, with slight notes of peach and dried apricots. The sweetness and richness of flavors are not overwhelming, pleasant, and enjoyable.
It brings calmness and a positive peaceful state.

This sheng is more floral than fruity, but very light in taste and aroma.
I get dryness on my palate. No bitterness, but not much of an after-taste either.
Wet leaves smell faintly of burnt dried green fruit.

Apparently, pu-erh has undergone significant changes over the past 4 years, since the aromatic characteristics do not correspond to the description on the site.
In the scent, I found the smells of a moist spring green forest, pleasant grassiness, pounded fresh linden leaf, green hazelnut. Fruit and dried fruit are missing. From steep to steep, the grassiness gradually fades away, the pleasant aroma of fresh mushroom comes to the fore. (this is not mushroom soup or raw basement).
On the palate at the first steeps of medium strength, pleasant astringency, sweetness. It is easy and pleasant to drink. Long tart aftertaste enveloping the tongue.
The state of the body is mild, philosophically pacifying, light but not weak. When moving, vigor is felt.
I liked the tea: high quality, soft, stable and delicate.

a sweet and thick raw,
a very cute tea!

This is what I would consider a daily drinker sheng,
as the price isn't too high, and you get all the qualities you'd look for in ancient trees puer.

If you like this look out for the ripe version, as I think is even better!

I just tasted this puerh.
It renders red berries, strawberry in a very first infusion followed by the sweet floral note.
The texture turned smooth and sweet.
Congratulations and thank you for keep making fantastic tea.

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