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Mountain-Stored Shou Puerh 2012
Size357g Cake

This elegant, aged shou puerh has reached a point of maturity that has mellowed out any roughness, astringency, or bitterness found in younger sheng puerhs. The tea has been stored in a friend’s collection in the mountains of Gongguan Township in Taiwan, where the high humidity has transformed the tea considerably. It tastes more like an aged sheng puerh from the late 1990’s, and any hint of mustiness washes off after 1-2 steepings. Flavors of hay and winter spice transform into toasted almonds, pie crust, and French bread. Smooth, complex, and patient, we love how this tea changes through many infusions. The energy is our favorite thing about Intuition ⏤ warming, moving, and slightly uplifting. This is a tea to settle into over an unhurried session. Its maturity speaks to wisdom, inner knowing, and allowing things to be as they are.

Origin: Menghai, Xishuangbanna, 2012

From the 2023 Winter Seasonal Tea Club

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.

· 4-6 grams of tea (approx. 1-2 teaspoons)
· 210°F water (near boiling)
· 2-3 seconds first steeping, then lengthening a few seconds with each brew

The tea was produced at Liming Tea Factory within Menghai of Xishuangbanna prefecture. The factory was formed in 1964 and has been established as a trusted, reputable brand for organic, living teas. This tea captures the classical “Menghai flavor” that we look for in teas from this region.



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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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