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Private Reserve Sheng Puerh 2023
Size2oz Dragon Balls
Named for its effervescence and vitality, Emanation permeates the body with a pervasive energy that speaks to the old-growth trees. Beginning with the bright herbaceousness typical of young sheng puerhs, Emanation then reveals its depth with notes of stone fruit, sweetgrass, and slight roasted flavors. The mouthfeel is sparkling and bright, matching the euphoric energy of the tea.  Brought to Living Tea by a couple in Yunnan who travel by motorcycle to different villages throughout the year to sample different harvests, this sheng reveals new subtleties in every steeping. This thirst-quenching tea is perfect for any time of day.

Each dragon ball is 5 grams.

Origin: Yibang Mountain, Menghai, China 2023

Living Teas can be steeped many times. Enjoy small cups of tea, re-steeping the same leaves, rather than making a large pot or mug all at once.

Dragon balls need one or two steepings to fully open up. Allow more time on the rinse and first steeping, and then do short brews as usual.

· 1 dragon ball for a small pot or mug. 2 balls for a large pot
· Rinse and first steep 10-20 seconds, then 3-5 seconds for subsequent steepings
· 200-205°F water (not quite boiling)

The couple who processed the tea in Yiwu area are strictly commited to clean, chemical-free living teas. They process on the fly when they find leaves that have qualities that they are looking for, then ship the processed tea to Kunming for the final shaping. Every batch they produce is a bit different as they tend to the processing with expert care and experience. We're thrilled with how this seasons shou puerh turned out, and honored to share it with you.



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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.

Stress Relief

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.

Calm Energy

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.

Increased Immunity

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.

Reduced Inflammation

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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