Gong Ting Shou Puerh 1990's
Velvety, rich, creamy, and thick, Shadow Mountain is one of the best gong ting or imperial-grade Shou Puerh we've offered. From the golden tips of Yunnan trees and aged in good, mellow Taiwanese conditions for over twenty years, this looseleaf blend maintains flavors of raw chocolate, minerals, damp wood, and deep forest after the rain. When tea consists of more full-grown and matured leaves, it gives more body and aftertaste with bolder drinking feeling, while tea with plenty of buds is softer and more tender. We find that Shadow Mountain maintains a perfect balance between the two. The Qi is calming, grounding and slightly warming.
Gong Ting or imperial tribute teas are comprised of delicate smaller leaves and bud tips. Because the leaves are so delicate, the tea does not undergo the Wo Dui (piling, dampening, and turning the tea leaves in a manner much akin to composting) for the full two months or longer, which we see with other shou puerh. Instead, the time is halved. The result is a delicate Puerh with thin long needles and a particular flavor. The flavor notes can be of cedar, elmwood, barley. The sweeter notes of jujube date come out more with age. This Puerh is an easier way for Westerners to come to enjoy Puerh tea because it is more accessible and familiar. We hope you love it.
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Benefits of Puerh Tea
For thousands of years, Puerh has been the best multi-functional beverage you've never heard of.
Puerh tea contains the phyto-chemicals GABA and theanine, which have been attributed to lower stress levels. These phyto-chemicals increase the production of melatonin, which can aid in better sleep and a calmer demeanor throughout the day.
Thanks to the caffeine in Puerh tea, drinking a cup a day can help to increase your energy levels and focus. Every 8-ounce cup of Puerh contains about 60 to 70 milligrams of caffeine, and the naturally-occurring polyphenols in tea slow the release of caffeine in the body. (Read: No 2pm crash.) Compared to the 105 milligrams in a standard cup of coffee, this makes Puerh a good choice for people who find themselves too jittery after just one cup of coffee.
Puerh tea is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and disease-fighting
catechins. Since Puerh is fermented, it has higher concentrations of these antioxidants than non-fermented teas, supporting your body's ability to maintain high levels of immunity and overall well-being.
Puerh contains high levels of polyphenols (flavonoids, catechins and theaflavin), which are not only known for their antioxidant activity, but their anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Healthy Gut Microbiome
Because Puerh is fermented, it contains probiotics that when consumed regularly, contribute to a balanced and robust gastrointestinal (GI) system. By regularly drinking Puerh tea, you can help maintain healthy flora throughout your digestive system.
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Your order is carefully packed to ensure safe transportation of your tea and teaware. General brewing instructions are also included to help you make the most delicious cup of tea!