One of our favorite Puerh teas from the amazing Bulangshan mountains. Despite the young age, it has special strong energy, just a few sips and the sun comes out. It’s also a pleasure to taste this in nature or in an armchair with classical music. According to the tea master, it’s a good tea for aging.
Bulangshan (布朗山) lies in southwest Xishuangbanna (西双版纳), China. The first record of tea production in this area can be traced back to as early as the 15th century. Bulang mountain is resided by minorities known as the Bulang tribe. For generations, these people have been producing tea in the mountains. Thanks to this tradition, their teas have a unique touch scarcely to be found anywhere else. As the ‘gushu’ attribute suggests, the tea is from 400-500 years old trees, thus quite strong in energy: it calms you down, clears the body, and helps you to be here in the present moment.
Steamed gaiwan: pleasant smokiness, flowers, honeycomb toffee, typical southern Puerh notes
Tastes, feelings: Firstly it’s like a lovely herbal tea from the alps; flowers, different herbs. Later it turns to honey, and plum skin notes with a really nice oily, sweet aftertaste. The effect of this Puerh tea is outstanding, it’s like an express train, which takes you home. Amongst the meditative feeling, there are some digestive, and warming effects.
Quantity: 5-6 grams per 150 ml
Water temperature: 85-90ºC. From fresh, cold spring water or filtered water
Brewing time: 3-5-7…seconds