Da Xue Shan 2018 No.852 and DXS Yesheng 2018 No.855 fresh puer teas.
Every year we purchase one of our favorite tea from the Great Snow Mountain, Lincang, Yunnan province, China. This year we are currently placing the order for the new vintage, and thought we would extend this opportunity to our customers.
Good puer teas, mainly coming from old trees, can be aged for years, and even decades like fine wines. In the first years we enjoy their green freshness. Later when they age, in the post-fermenting stage, the teas become rounder, deeper, softer. In China it is very common to buy these teas for investment purposes and keep them even for 50 years. The old tea cakes are very high priced, so it is always good idea to buy young teas and store, age them ourselves. A tea cake from 1950s weighing 357 grams would cost more than 7000 USD. We have tasted such teas several times, and it was always a great experience.
大雪山 – Da Xue Shan, the Great Snow Mountain, is in the northern part of Yunnan province, and is home to many ancient tea trees of more than 200 years of age. There are two main reasons we always buy teas from this region. First, our tea grower friend in the area prepares the tea with meticulous care and artisan methods. Second, we really like the cool and lingering aftertaste of these area’s teas.
This year, in 2018 the tea leaves were harvested late-March, early-April, so the tea has a mild, soft character with many buds and a white tea-like touch. The tea trees are 200-300+ years old, while some are even older in the tea garden. The tea starts out soft and tender, but later the depth and craft of the old trees show up in the richness and strength of this tea.
When to pre-order
Between the 1st of May and 10th of June 2018. Delivery in July 2018.
Price and methods for ordering
Da Xue Shan – Snow Mountain 2018 puer No.852
Unopened 400 gram tea cakes,
original price after the pre-order period : 120 EUR / pre-order 96 EUR / 400 gram tea cake.
5×200 gram package ( tong – wrapped in banana leaves, as shown in the picture above ),
original price: 300 EUR / pre-order 256 EUR / 5×200 gram tea cakes.
7×400 gram in a tong, original price: 840 EUR / pre-order 578 EUR / 7×400 gram tea cakes.
Da Xue Shan Yesheng – Snow Mountain wild tree 2018 puer No.855
Unopened 400 gram tea cakes,
original price after the pre-order period : 218 EUR / pre-order 152 EUR / 400 gram tea cake.
In Zhao Zhou teashop or here via the internet.
Teas pre-ordered and pre-paid before the 10th of June 2018 can be collected later in July 2018 at Lánchíd street 5.
Countryside and international orders will be dispatched after prior notice. Free shipping on all pre-orders.
On the pre-order invoice you will find the total sum, which can be paid in cash in our shop or via credit card on our website.
Samples and tasting
The new, 2017 and 2018 vintage Da Xue Shan can be tasted regularly at our teashop in Budapest every week during the pre-order period on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 2-5 pm.
Till the 5th of June, you can also add a 6 gram sample of the DXS 2017 No.847 to your tea order, subject to availability.
We have a selection of Da Xue Shan teas from different vintages. We find it exciting to taste and compare across the years.
Always keep the tea leaves separated from any strong odors. For short term it can be stored in tins or paper boxes, glass jars, but if you want to age puer tea, the best is to buy whole cakes and store them in a relatively airy place with medium humidity. With the pre-order, we provide for each cake a resealable bag, which is ideal for the storage.