BANZHANG OLD TREE 100 Raw Pu’er (20 g, 357 g)

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9 years and going strong: now available in 20 gram packs!

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Description

This is the BANZHANG OLD TREE 100: a high-quality aged raw Pu’er. It’s from the Pu’er Source Tea Factory in Menghai, Xishuangbanna, in the deep south of Yunnan province. This Banzhang treat will provide many an afternoon of happy Pu’er drinking no matter where you are.

The Banzhang area produces some very fine Pu’er, and many Pu’er fans claim Banzhang produces the best Pu’er of all.

This tea has a warm toffee aroma. As an aged tea, there is no bitterness to it if you flash-pour gongfu style, which is the way to go. The tea is very mellow, has a subtle sweetness to it, and can sustain many infusions.

Brewing & Enjoying BANZHANG OLD TREE 100 Raw Pu’er

Using the gongfu (flash-pour) method:

  • First, place about 5 grams at a time in a clay teapot.
  • Brew at boiling point (or just below) with 125 ml filtered water
  • Immediately discard the first wash, keeping the wet leaves
  • Use the same leaves for the second infusion onwards.

Finally, experiment a bit with quantities and infusion times, and enjoy! The same leaves last for 10 infusions or more.

A great first pu'er cake

This was the first raw pu'er cake I ever purchased and was a great introduction to what a young raw pu'er is like. By flash steeping, this can last for over a dozen steeps. It has that classic bitterness that the Lincang region is known for, which I find quite enjoyable. After the first few flash-steeps, you'll begin to really notice the sweetness kicking in and a menthol sensation building in the throat. It's fun experiencing the tea changing as the session progresses. There are better young raw pu'er cakes out there but this one is solid, and the unusually small size keeps the price down enough to make it easier to try.

Thanks for the feedback, Cha Crusade! Great to know you're getting so many steeps out of The Mini.

by Misbah on JX Organic Oolong
Oolong love you long time

This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.

We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.

Raw Aged Pu'er Cake 10+ years of age

I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.

It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!

Finest Sencha

This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried

Yes!

MATCHA (Unkaku: ‘Crane in the Clouds’)

Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!

Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.

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Raw Aged Pu'er Cake 10+ years of age

I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.

It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!

Additional information

Class

Raw

Harvest

Spring 2008

Origin

Menghai county, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, CHINA

Size

357 gram cake, 20 gram pack

Brewing Guide (Gongfu style)

5 g, 125 ml, 100⁰, 5 to 30+ sec., 10+ infusions

Storage

Dry, odourless and well-ventilated, away from direct sunlight