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Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake

Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake
Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake Lao Man E Sheng Puer - 2012 357g cake

The popularity of Lao Man Er Zhai (village) teas has grown tremendously over the past five years. The village's teas are characterised by an unusual, naturally occurring phenomenon where one side of the village produces sweet teas and the other astringent ones. This phenomenon is likely to be due to two primary reasons, the soil type and nuances in the cultivars that grow there.

Lao Man Er tea trees, range in age from 500-800 years through to tea plants that have been recently planted, as well as those planted in various golden periods of tea such as the Qing and Ming Dynasties. The leaf for this tea cake have been specially harvested from tea trees that are 150-600 years old.

The tea is extremely complex with superb depth and long lasting flavours. Harvested from the astringent tea trees, the initial flavour is a sharp astringency that hits the tongue before encouraging lots of saliva. The taste of minerals and forest flavours then become prominent before melding in a sweet after taste that lines the back of the mouth and the throat.

A fantastic tea that will only get better with age.

Price £90.00

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Quantity Discount
3 - 6 5.00%
7 - 13 10.00%
14 - 35 15.00%

Year and season of Harvest:   March 2012 - Spring

Recommended Best Before Date:   2112

Expiry Date / Use By:   Subject to storage.

Description of packaging:   Wan Ling Tea House speciality paper wrap

Product weight:   357g

Region:   Lao Man E Zhai, BuLang, MengHai, YunNan, China

Alternative Names:   Lao Man E Sheng Puer, lao man e, raw puer, sheng puerh, ancient tree puer

Basic Brewing Information

Visit our online brewing guide for suggestions and tips about how to get the most from your Sheng Puerh tea. Brewing Sheng Puer Tea Guide.

Tea Tasting Notes

Tea Appearance: A spectrum of earth tones and wood colours, this Sheng Puer contains pale gold, soft browns, and light silvers from young buds and leaves.

Tea Liquor: A vibrant copper-yellow liquor

Tea Aroma: A complex combination of earthy, woody, and slightly musky scents. The aroma is reminiscent of wet cedar chips with a hint of cigar ash

Tea Taste: Distinct intial astringency, this sheng puer has essences of sweet wood, forest, and slightly musky elements. It's finish begins off with a zesty tartness and tapers to a long lasting sweetness.

Tea Facts and Tea Region Information

Bu Lang Mountain

Location: Southwestern Menghai District

Villages: Lao Ban Zhang, Xin Ban Zhang, Lao Man Erh Zhai.

Altitude: 1200m - 1600m

Lying roughly 80km southwest from Menghai, Bu Lang Mountain is synonymous with Lao Ban Zhang, (one of the most sought-after Puerh teas), and has acquired a reputation of producing highly distinctive and full-bodied teas. It is an expansive tea growing zone with boasting an impressive array of ancient tea trees, current records indicate almost 80,000 are aged over 100 years old, and 10,000 aged 800 years and above.

With over 10 different tea-producing village areas located within the boundaries of Bu Lang, there's plenty of tea to be found outside Lao Ban Zhang. Lao Man Erh, another village located in the eastern part of Bu Lang, around 15km from Ban Zhang, is a picturesque and secluded settlement known to produce exceptional Puerh teas. It's also the oldest surviving Bu Lang village in China, with a history of more than 1300 years. The existence of cultivated ancient tea gardens in this far flung outpost of China's extreme Southwestern corner is clear evidence of the link between the nomadic Bu Lang tribe and ancient tea farming.

In recent years, in light of the tea phenomenon that is Ban Zhang, the villages have become marginally accessible and some locals conspicuously wealthy. Teas from Bulang Mountain, especially those of Ban Zhang and Lao Man Erh, represent some of Puerh's most complex and beguiling flavours.

Discover more about puer tea in our tea facts section Puerh Tea Facts

Explore the tea producing regions of Southern China and South East Asia which is the home of Puer tea and many tea traditions. Our Yunnan Tea Facts is an introductory guide to the colourful home of Puerh tea.

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