The Big Snow Mountain Ripe Pu’er is a fine example of post-fermentation. In the world of Pu’er tea, this is the process of simulated ageing.
This process gives the tea its vintage-like characteristics (mellow and smooth taste, dark leaves). It also has distinct aromas of wet soil and mushrooms and a berry-like aroma. Later steepings reveal subtle honey flavours.
The wrapper is not date-stamped. China’s food and beverage regulators did not require date-stamping of Pu’er cakes until late 2005-early 2006.
Brewing & Enjoying Big Snow Mountain 2005 Ripe Pu’er
Pu’er tea has long been recognized in China as a good digestive aid, and may also assist in the reduction of cholesterol levels.
To brew, carefully chip off three or four grams from this ripe Pu’er cake (read about that here). Add more leaves for a stronger brew.
Brew at boiling point. Filtered water works best. Discard the first wash. Drain the leaves and retain for the next steeping. Allow the tea’s full flavours to develop from the second steeping onwards.
The same leaves of this ripe Pu’er can be infused and enjoyed 10 or more times. If it becomes too ‘medicinal,’ remove some of the leaves and re-steep. The water should be drained off completely after each pour.
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
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.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description
As someone who doesn't normally drink black tea, this tea would convert me.Naturally malty and even creamy, something I haven't tasted before in a black tea.Fantastic flavour and would match brilliantly with milk and as a base for a chai tea.
As someone who loves the intense flavour of straight matcha and traditional genmaicha, I thought this blend was a bit odd just from reading the description.But after trying it wow. You get the traditional genmaicha flavour but the added dusting of matcha dials up the flavour intensity without overpowering it. Great for those whom matcha is a bit too overpowering and want something more for everyday drinking.