2009 Ripe Emperor's Pu Erh Tea Cake - Shou Gong Ting Pu Erh (250g/8.8oz)

A 2019 ripe pu erh tea cake, which was first aged in loose form and later compressed in 2017. This cake consists of fine (gong ting) grade tea leaves and buds. Explore the depth of this tea with changing flavors one steep after another.
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Even for us, it's rare to see a ripe pu erh of such amazing quality: the leaves are fine and delicate covered by highly visible golden hairs. You might already know that pu erh gets better the longer you let it age. This is generally true, but it can only get as good as the raw material allows it to. With this emperor's grade tea cake, the sky is the limit when it comes to the quality of taste and aroma.

This will even make more sense when you steep this tea: the soup is orange dark, but still transparent, bright and clear. The taste is smooth and sweet, while the texture is thick, yet wonderfully delicate. Last but not least, the aroma: it's beautiful and has unique notes of oranges and lotus.

A Treasure from Yunnan

This pu erh tea from the birthplace of tea itself: Yunnan. This area’s perfect natural conditions for growing tea result in unique, earthy flavours that deepen and change with each steep. Tea leaves of this cake are hand-picked with care, one by one, and carefully processed. The tea farmers really masters the methods of post-fermentation given the knowledge that has been passed on for many generations.

For optimal further fermentation, store this tea in a well ventilated and dry place away from bad odours.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time Gaiwan / yixing teapot: 2 x rinse; 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, etc
Steeping temperature 100 °C - 212 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) n/a
Tea Year 2009
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Xishuangbanna
Tea Province Yunnan
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 云南宫廷熟普洱茶饼
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