Pu Erh Tea & Hei Cha

Pu Erh Tea & Hei Cha

Are you sometimes confused and wonder which information are reliable or not? Whether you are a new Pu Erh explorer or a real Fans, the price range can be from a few Euros to over a few thousands Euros.. if not.. perhaps even more. Therefore it is extremely difficult to know where to start or even according to which criteria to orientate.

Therefore we and our Pu Erh experts would like to invite you to join us this adventure, of course with helpful guidance like a compass through this mysterious, exciting world of Pu Erh. This project "Pu Erh of the Month" begins from Janurary 2017. Would you like to know more about this project? Please click the following button:

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Gu Shu (Shou/Shu) 2010 from Kokang (Burma)

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1709

In September we begin a new cycle and going to learn more about the "dark side" of Pu Erh. To start with, we selected a particularly rich contemporary shu cha - a rarity and doubtless the best Shu Cha we have seen since the last decade. 

The leaves of this tea come from Kokang, a small Burmese region nestled between Shan City, Gengma and Yong De in Yunnan. Kokang is a particularly rich area, for the quality of its gardens and natural conditions, as well as their locally developed tea cultivation. Yet, it remains one of the most mysterious and unknown areas for pu erh, as it has been regularly in the scene of armed conflicts since the 1960s, which makes it difficult to explore and to develop a genuine tea market. The situation and armed violence aggravated further since 2015, making access practically impossible. Fortunately, some Kokang tea productions do manage to cross the Chinese border, and offer us a glance into the richness of this unknown terroir.

Year of harvest: 2010

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Huo Ka & Banzhang (Menghai) 2017

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1708

In July, we began our discovery journey with Manzhuang - East of Xishuangbanna, the craddle of chinese Pu Erh. This month, we are explore the taste of the West of Mekong  - Menghai County. 

For a better understanding of the Menghai taste, again, we have packed 2 Pu Erhs from this region. The first tea is from a Hani village - Huo Ka - North of Bulang Mountains (boarder of the administration of Bulang Mountain), about 20km South of Menghai City. This tea was made from the mature tea trees of an old garden of the village, at the altitude of 1700m.

The second tea is from the region of Banzhang, only 8km South of Huo Ka, in the heart of Bulang Mountains. Since 2000, the village Lao Banzhang is under the spotlight and developed into one of the most prestigious under the 3 most expensive Pu Erh producing villages in Yunnan. This tea is from a old tea garden also at an altitude of 1700m, between Lao and Xin Banzhang. Not until recently, this was still belonged to the Lao (old) Banzhang. Now it is adminstrative under Xin (neu) Banhzhang only a few hundreds meters away, of which the villagers were actually from Lao Banzhang. Therefore these leaves were also at a much much more affordable price, even though the taste and quality made not such different as some say.

The goal of this month is to make the picture of the taste of Pu Erh from the Menghai region:

  1. Huo Ka 2017 - 17g
  2. Xin Banzhang 2017 - 10g
25.00 € *
100 g = 92.59 €
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Xiang Ming (Manzhuang) 2015/17

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1707

For the second part of our small exploration journey in 2017, this month we will be traveling to the famous Mount Manzhuang, east of Xishuangbanna. Within this area, are the "six great tea mountains", covering 100 x 60km from East to West - is the first documented Pu Erh producing area since the 18th century. Four of these six tea mountains locate in the small area of Xiangming, including Manzhuang. This month Pu Erhs are both coming from the same garden, including old tea trees belonging to the Deng family (one of the big families of Manzhuang village). These teas were perfectly mastered by Ms. Deng Xiao Mei in a traditional way from the first Spring harvest of 2015 and 2017 respectively with a contemporary touch. Hence prepare them separately and try to investigate the differences in the cup.

The goal of this month is to experience how taste developes within a short time in the case with Manzhuang Pu Erhs:

  1. Spring harvest 2017 - 11g
  2. Spring harvest 2015 - 18g
25.00 € *
100 g = 62.50 €
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Ten Tiao Cha (Bang Xie)

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1706

Ten Tiao Cha is characterized by a very distinct tree size, which do not develope large trunk like Qiao Mu. Instead these trees are long branches without branching that shoot into the air. The buds appear only at the ends of each long branch. This unique way of trimming is of course not only has an aesthetic impact on its appearance but also marking its special character in its tea. Therefore Ten Tiao Cha is a special choicec in representing the specific climate and soil of Mengku, and of course its traditional way of tea production.

Year of harvest: 2017 (Spring) 

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Kucong Shanzhai (Luo) 2005-06 (Menge: 100g)

Luo Hou You, a producer from the Pu'Er region, who founded the factory in the mountains of Kucong Shan Zhai village in 2005. This small family style tea factory which is far from cities and large tea factories, produces only limited quantities and relies above all, is their quality. His very first creation remains however the most interesting to us. 

Here is the special order from our Pu Erh expert, as this Tuo Cha was produced exactly as Mr. Luo's first creation. It is not just interesting for now, but a highly recommended Pu Erh for the collectors. 

Year: 20005-06

78.00 € *
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Xiaguan Baoyan 2005

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1704

This month Pu Erh focuses again on the "old Style", which is specifically produced for the purpose of long storage. It is produced in Xiaguan Tea Factory in 2005, under "Bao Yan" brand. Because of its excellent critiria in quality: strong tannin character and power, obvious dryness and persuasiveness, it is one of the most popular Pu Erh that is aquired by the Pu Erh lovers/collectors. Baoyan Label is generally produced for the Tibetian as Jin Cha. Usually in the form of a mushroom, but also as brick, like the one we present in this month newsletter. This would be then transported in the linen transportsack. This Pu Erh offers a strong tannin structure - an excellent qualitfication for the development of a complex aroma profile in the futuer. However, it has already become a beautiful tea within JUST 12 years of age. And its climax is yet to come. 

Year of Production: 2005

25.00 € *
100 g = 38.46 €
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Jinuo Shan (Sheng/Raw) 2015

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1703

These two teas were produced by "Jinuo Shan Cha Chang“, a young factory founded by Mr. Lee Du Nan in the 60s. The project was initially supported by the government to establish a large tea garden of over 1,300 hectares in a fallow zone in Jinuo Shan. So it is a modern tea garden or terrace that is being managed according to various measures and know-how and it is naturally BIO. Fertilizers and pesticides are strictly banned.

The aim of this month is to focus on the different directions of fashion under the topic of Pu Erh. So we have choosen two kinds of Pu Erhs from the same garden, same person and same year:

  1. the "classical" style - 100g Tuo Cha
  2. the "contemporary" style - 100g Mini Cake

Both were produced in 2016.

Year of Harvest: 2016 (Spring)

25.00 € *
100 g = 12.50 €
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LTC Gong Ting 2009

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1702

This is an excellent example of the contemporary fermented teas (industrial fermented Shu Cha). It was designed by Lan Ting Chun, a small factory in the Yong De (Lincang) area. It was one of the first private establishments to produce fermented Pu Erh (Shu Cha) in the 1990s.

 

The leaves came from a late-grade autumn harvest, i.e., buds and young leaves, from the Yong De area. This type of fine grade usually produces very dense liquors, particularly rich flavors and very contemporary flavors.

 
Year of production: 2009
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Shu Cha Nan Tian 1994

Product no.: NL-PUERH-1701

This Shu Cha was produced und industrally fermented in 1994, Yunnan. Then it was imported by Nan Tian Teahouse and stored with enormous care after the Hong Kong storage traditions for over 20 years. The fermentation was only done partially, which allow space for further development in the storage. Due to this special storage treatment, this tea has developed into a very fine hybrid between Sheng and Shu Cha. It kept both the "freshness" from Sheng as well as the silkiness texture of Shu. Moreoever, this batch of Shu Cha was made with fine quality raw material i.e. young leaves and buds, into order to create such exclusive tea. This special Hong Kong storage tradition is the key to create the depth of taste and "refined" texture, which is called "Hong Kong Taste". This is an excellent example of Shu Cha from the Hong Kong storage in the 90's.      

Jahrgang: 1994

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Jinuo Shan (Sheng) Tuocha 2016

Product no.: CN-PE16-04

This Tuocha from Jinuo Shan (Xishuanbanna) represents the classical style of Pu Erh in our "Pu Erh of the Month" Newsletter in March. It is from a modern organic tea garden in Jinuo Shan and was produced in 2016 from the Spring harvest of the same year. It possesses a rather strong tannin character and sort of "sour" in the beginning. But it changes in every cup from sour, to fruity and rounding with comfortable sweetness. Beautiful! On the other hand, despite it has a good skeleton in its structure, it is very smooth and extremely comfortable in the palate and throat. And, it has a good foundation for further storage. 

Year of harvest: 2016

14.95 € *
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Jinuo Shan (Sheng) Mini Cake

Product no.: CN-PE16-03

This mini Pu Erh cake from Jinuo Shan (Xishuanbanna) represents the modern style of Pu Erh in our "Pu Erh of the Month" Newsletter in March. It is from a modern organic tea garden in Jinuo Shan and was produced in 2016 from the Spring harvest of the same year. It has a comfortable and fine flowery aroma, which is notable in its longlasting aftertaste. Slight bitter but very comfortable and smooth. 

Year of harvest: 2016

14.95 € *
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Mandarine Gong Ting Pu Erh 2016

Product no.: CN-PE16-2

This is a traditional Mandarine Pu Erh, filled with Shu Pu Erh. To offer our customer the best, Gong Ting Pu Erh from Menghai (Yunnan), which is the highest grade for Shu Pu Erh is choosen for the filling. On the other hand, this mandarine Pu Erh was dried under the sun instead of in the oven. Therefore it feels especially smooth and comfortable in the throat. 

Year of Harvest: Mandarine (2016) + Gong Ting Pu Erh (2010)

Weight: appr. 100g / Pack

20.25 € *
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Menghai 7562 (Shu/matured)

Product no.: CN-PE08-01

This Pu Erh comes from the region Menghai (Yunnan). It is a very simple and typical Shou/Shu Pu Erh, and was produced through artifical fermentation and later pressed into Bing form. Such Pu Erh is certainly a choice of the cold seasons, as it warms our body from inside, or after a heavy meal. Multiple steeping is possible. 

Year of Production: 2008 (Hong Kong storage until 2015)

from 3.00 € *

Lao Cha Tao(Tou) (2009)

Product no.: CN-PE09-1

It is a "by-product" of Shu Puer resulting from Wo Dui (渥堆) - fermentation process of Shu Puer. During this process, tea needs to be turned and separated from time to time to avoid overheat, as well as ensuring an even fermation. However due to the presence of Pectin in leaves, some tea leaves will remain sticking together, which will be filltered out and classified as Lao Cha Tao. Additionally, Lao Cha Tao that yield under a well controlled environment is richer in taste and can yield more brews as well.

Year of production: 2009

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Tea Cylinder (Laopaka) Puer (2013)

Product no.: CN-PE13-1

The proper name for this tea is Laopaka Puer - one of the most interesting Puer that I came across so far. This tea is made from old leaves of the wild tea trees in the forrest and processed entirely at home of the local tea farmers in Yunnan. Because it is not really a commercial product, it managed to keep as natural and simple as it is. It has a unique sweetness and aroma, which is rather herbal but very comfortable with some degree of thirst quenching.

Year of harvest: 2013 (Autum)

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Yiwu Gushu Autum Bing 2012

Product no.: CN-PE12-1

The raw material of this Bing came from the jungle within the Yiwu district. In Autum, the tea trees from this forgotten were harvested and were handcrafted into these Pu Erh bings. Although it is from Autumn time, this Pu Erh still possessed a beautiful profile of aromas, as well as a longlasting and pleasant aftertaste. 

Weight: 357g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2012 (Autumn) 

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CN-PES05-01

Product no.: CN-PES05-01

Luxi is located in the West of Yunnan, where many different ethnic groups are living together peacefully. This Pu Erh is produced by the Dehong Dai and its raw material was coming from the natural conservation area of Luxi. This Bing is under the category of Shou/Shu Pu Erh, which was stored in Hong Kong until 2014. The highlight of this Bing, is the special hint of sesame in its taste. Depends of steep, a fine touch of wild berries might appear as well. A beautiful shou/shu Pu Erh. 

Weight: 365g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2004

from 48.00 € *

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CN-PE00-2

Product no.: CN-PE00-2

This Tuocha was produced in 2000 with first class material from the Fengqing and Gengma district by hand. This batch of Tuocha ended with a private collector in Yunnan, where has a milder and drier storage climate compare to Hong Kong. Therefore its maturation process was much slowly and hence its freshness was greatly preserved. It was "discovered" in 2014 by our Pu Erh hunter. 

Weight: 100g (each piece)

Year of Production: 2000  

39.95 € *
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90'er Jingmai Gushu (Shou) Brick

Product no.: CN-PE90-2

The definition for Gu Shu refers to tea trees that are at least 100 years old. This Shou/Shu Brick was produced in the 90's and the raw material came from the old tea trees in Jingmai. This batch was carefully stored in Guangdong by a private collector, which you can clearly taste and see in its liquor. Its liquor has a beautiful clear and amber colour, and offers an extremely comfortable sweetness. Through fermentation and storage, this also developed a riped hint of fruitiness. It is a very pleasant tea and certainly one of my favourites. 

Weight: 250g (each Brick)

Year of Production: 90's 

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Yiwu Gushu Mini (Handmade) Tuocha 2014

Product no.: CN-PE14-1

The raw material for this Mini-Tuocha came from the very young "two-leaves-and-a-bud" from the historical tea trees (over 200 years old) in Yiwu area. Since these young leaves are very strong and big compare to other tea varietal, these mini-Toucha must be rolled and formed carefully by hands. Each of these weight about 6g and fit perfectly for a standard Gaiwan or max. 120mL teapot. It has a very floral aroma and long-lasting aftertaste. 

Weight: 6g (each ball) 

Year of Production: 2014 Spring

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Millenium Gushu Puer (Sheng Beeng) from Menghai 2000

Product no.: CN-PE00-1

This Pu Erh was born in the millenium 2000. For such special year, the tea master has not only selected the best raw material from the ancient teagarden in Menghai, but making this completely with hands from scratch. Following the tradition, this Bing was also stone pressed, which can be seen with its lose structure. This airy structure allows better air circulation, which is crucial for the maturation of Pu Erh. It has a delicate taste profile of a combination of woods and a extreme smooth texture. Every sip fills your palate with floral aromas which accompanied by a elegent touch of sweetness. 

Weight: 357g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2000 Spring 

from 14.00 € *

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Banton Gushu Puer 2010 (Sheng Beeng)

Product no.: CN-PE10-2

From a village that is hidden in the forrest of Lincang - the birthplace of this Pu Erh. It is made from the leaves of the tea trees which have been guarding this very intact and healthy forrest for more than 200 years. This Pu Erh has a very smooth texture with a lingering aftertaste. It has a beautifully clear, floral and fruity character, which has a good potential for aging. 

Weight: 400g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2010 Spring  

from 14.80 € *

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Ma Hei Bing (Green/Sheng) from Yunnan

Ma Hei belongs to one of the most famous tea mountains in the area of Yiwu. This Pu Erh was produced by a small tea farmer family and was 100% handmade. Since no maschine was involved during pressing, the Bing has a very airy structure, which allows a more effective air circulation and hence beneficial for the natural fermentation during storage. This Pu Erh was stored in Hong Kong under natural condition. 

Weight: 380g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2010 (handmade)

from 12.25 € *
100 g = 24.50 €

Feng Qing Beeng 7811 (Green/Sheng) from Yunnan

This 7811 is manufactured by Feng Qing Tea Factory in 2006. It won the "Golden Prize" at the Tea Fair in Quangzhou in 2007. It was stored in Hong Kong and since 2011 in Germany under a natural condition (dry storage). This tea was once dorminated by its bitter character, which has transformed into a much sweeter and softer liquor with hints of flowers. 

Weight: 360g (each Bing)

Year of Production: 2006 

from 12.50 € *
100 g = 25.00 €

90's Menghai Beeng 7542 (Grün/Sheng) from Yunnan

Product no.: CN-PE03

This Bing was produced by the Menghai Tea Factory in the 90's and being stored in Hong Kong storage. It has a very clean taste and almost not earthy like many other stored Pu Erh. It has a very smooth texture and still has a hint of bitterness with a tenency towards a sweetness of plume with a breeze of apricote. 

Weight: 335g (each Bing)

Year of Production: beginning of 90's 

from 60.00 € *
100 g = 17.91 €
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Mengku Tuo Cha

Product no.: PE-05

This Tuocha is produced in Mengku. It has a beautifully fullbodied texture, which at the same time offering quite a dry feeling. In terms of its taste, it has a comination of woodiness and floral character, which accompanied with mild sweetness. 

Weight: 100g (each piece)

Year of Production: 2008

28.95 € *
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Imperial Pu Erh (Shou)

Product no.: CN-PE10

Imperial Pu Erh is the highest quality level within loose Shu/Shou Pu Erh. High proportion of golden tea leave buds can be seen clearly. This was made for the Emperor and noble class in the old days. Apart from its typical Pu Erh taste and character, it has a very decent sweetness and hint of floral, which has a resemblance to the dried fruit - date.  

Year of Production: 2010

from 6.85 € *

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Pu Erh Loose (Shou)

This is a standard house blend from unknown years of loose Pu Erh. It has a mild, comfortable and smooth texture, with very clean and typical earthy taste from Pu Erh.

Year of Production: unknown  

from 3.95 € *
100 g = 7.90 €
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