Pu Erh Tea

VINTAGE LEAF PUERH - Lao Sheng Lincang Pu Erh


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Raw Gushu from 600 year old tea trees basket aged for 10 years in Yunnan. Whisky wood barrels, vanilla, leather, toffee apple, girolles and moss.

Raw loose leaf PuErh (not in cakes) from ancient tea trees in Yunnan province. Aged naturally for over 10 years in bamboo baskets. A powerful tea with a pleasing astringency and rich in Chaqi. Perfectly represents its humid, sub tropical terroir with strong flavours of a vibrant and wild forest.


Herbaceous nose. Dried cranberries and polished leather with the aroma of wet leaves after a summer rainfall. A clear liquor showing good ageing conditions and a sweet slightly medicinal finish.


A great tea to drink with heavy and fatty food to cleanse the palate and the stomach but delicious on its own as a potent mood enhancer.


The tea trees that made this tea began their life in the 15th Century! Whilst Europe began to blossom in the rennaissance period, these trees began sprouting leaves in the deepst and wildest forests on Yunnan. Why does the age of the tea tree matter? The older the tree the longer, deeper and bigger the roots which means that they are able to absorb more of the minerals from the soil for their leaves. This makes a tea which is naturally richer than young trees. Drink a bit of history with this delicious Pu Erh.


Harvest: Spring

Origin: Lincang, Yunnan, China

Type: Raw Pu Erh 

Approximate Altitude: 2600m 


This is a raw Pu Erh which means that the leaves were picked and treated like a green tea. The natural micro-organisms on the leaf cause the tea to ferment slowly over the years which makes for a more complex and smooth tea full of forest floor flavour. Rinse very well before brewing.

Yunnan people have an extremely high fat and cholesterol diet, and yet they stay slim with low cholesterol and low incidence of heart attack. They drink this tea regularly. It is prepared from Yunnan's superior Pu Er tea, shaped after being steamed at a high temperature. This tea is the perfect digestive drink after a filling meal and a great tea to sip all day to help maintain good vascular health.




These taster bags are a great way to sample a tea without buying a larger pack. Each taster bag has enough tea leaves to brew a large family pot or can be split in half if you want to make an individual mug of tea. Do not forget to reinfuse your tea according to our brewing guide recommendations. This means that each taster bag will provide around 4-10 mugs depending on the tea selected.




To brew Western style, infuse about 2.5g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 95c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 6 times by adding 30 seconds for every subsequent infusion.


To brew Gong fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150m of 95c water for about 5 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 20 times by adding 10 seconds for every subsequent infusion.


For details on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the 

Video Guide to Brewing Tea.


Scent / Taste:

Full bodied flavour with the smell of autumn leaves and a smooth finish.



They have a rich, unique earthy flavor and can be used for multiple steepings without losing flavor. According to scientific studies Pu-erh teas have many health benefits. Pu-er tea aids in eliminating fat, improving your body's metabolism and strengthening your body for youthful longevity. Pu-erh Tea cleanses the blood, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, helps with weight control and is also known to help a hangover or two. It is the perfect tea after a heavy meal as it helps relieve any indigestion and aids in the digestion of fatty foods.

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