Liu Jia Ancient Tree Raw Pu'er 刘家古树生茶 2019
Wild Raw Honey, Nutty Aroma, Figs & Dates
Liu Jia Raw Pu'er is named after Mr. Liu of Lincang, Yunnan. Together with tea expert Akira Hojo of Hojo tea, they've spent the past 5 years refining the cultivation and processing of Pu'er tea.
Mr. Liu's tea trees are located at 2,100m above sea level. They've been growing wild for more than 30 years. There are no pesticides, no fertilizer, and no human intervention of any kind. Like Tarzan, the trees have disappeared into the natural ecosystem of Yunnan's mountains.
Normally, the kill-green or sha-qing (杀青）is done immediately after plucking; often on the same day. However, Liu Jia Raw Pu'er, the leaves undergo a 12-hour withering process to reduce their moisture content. This traditional method is tedious and rarely used, but it helps the tea to age and mellow at a faster rate. Together with its naturally high polyphenol and mineral content, it produces a soft, thick, and very long-lasting brew.
|Lincang, Yunnan Province, China
|Brew at 95°C, 3g of tea to 150g of water. Can be brewed up to 5-6 times with no issue
|Improves with age