Immortal Dew Gu Shu Sheng Pu'er Bing (神仙古樹生大餅, Shén Xiān Gǔ Shù Shēng Dà Bǐng, "Immortal Ancient Tree Sheng Big Bing") - This tea is a single-farm, single-mountain ancient tree Sheng Pu'er tea grown and processed by master Li Shulin of Nannuo mountain. It is a blend of three ancient tree patches on Nannuo Mountain: Duoyi, Banpo, and Shitou. These patches are known for their sweet, fragrant, and bitter characters respectively that produce a balanced blend. Limited quantities of ancient tree material mean that producing one large batch of a blend of different patches is more economical than focusing on specific ancient tree patches, although the market has been tending more toward the single-patch teas as consumers grow more sophisticated. This balanced, easy-to-steep tea makes a great introduction to the soft, sweet character and uplifting Qi of high quality ancient tree Sheng Pu'er without being prohibitively expensive.
This standard size bing includes 357g of pressed tea. The base color of the wrapper is green, indicating that it is a Sheng Pu'er. The ring and bat are gold, indicating that this tea is made from Gǔ Shù 古樹 ("Ancient Tree") leaves.
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I’ve had a lot of sheng pu’er that I really enjoy and this one is a special one. It has the grassy freshness of sheng and also has a particular sweetness and nuttiness when I make it right. I find that it really opens up in the 2nd to 4th steeping though lasts and stays interesting for many steeps beyond that.