NEW Fallen Leaves - Big Snow Mountain Sheng Puerh – Lincang, Yunnan 2019 - 190 g. cake
Fallen Leaves comes from old-growth trees on Big Snow Mountain in Lincang, Yunnan. The fresh leaves are aromatically pungent with a concentration of Huang Pian late summer leaves that yield complex flavors, and sweetness from the larger leaves, as well as the calm, grounding Qi. The liquor is ethereal, both in terms of the deep, expansive energy and perfect balance of acrid, bitter and sweet flavors. With a height of 3,500m, Big Snow Mountain is the most prominent peak of the Indo-Malayan Mountain Range of Southeast Asia. One of the five mountains where all tea originated, we feel that despite this tea being harvested in recent years, it is connected to the ancient way of tea. It was harvested by the Wa aboriginal tribe and completely stone-pressed in the traditional way, leaving the cakes looser and better for aging.
Fallen Leaves evokes a flavor and feeling of fresh spring water, which connects us deeply to the water element of winter. We suggest brewing fewer leaves (2-3 grams) and shorter initial steepings. This tea brews for a long time; the big, loose leaves open slowly.