Cake 200g cake
£145.00 (£0.73/g)
Tong 5x 200g cakes
£616.25 (£0.62/g)
Sampler 15g
£13.60 (£0.91/g)
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    A really lovely tea. Starts with a bit of youthful astringency and transforms into a mix of nuttiness and woody with a bit of fruit/mineral. Later infusions take up more sweetness and pear-like taste.

    Recommends this tea

Releases don't get much bigger than this one.

This beauty is a 2013 Old Tree Raw PuErh from the Bing Dao Region - one of the most prized mountain regions for PuErh in the world. This is also our special release to mark the finale of our #StatesOfSelf game and comes with a limited edition print featuring the Tea Community contributions.

So let's start with the tea. Wow. A semi-aged Sheng made from estimated 100-200 year old tea trees growing in the forests around the Nuo Wu village in Bing Dao.

Bing Dao is one of the most revered mountain village areas, up there with the Lao Banzhang and Gua Feng Zhai famed villages. Bing Dao consists of five villages - Old Bing Dao, Nan Po, Di Kie, Ba Wai and Nuo Wu. This tea comes from Nuo Wu and was picked in Spring 2013.

The texture of this tea is soft, slippery, oily and thick moving to a very brief flirtation with dryness before releasing into a lotus and minty sweet juiciness. The aromatics are redolent with apricot jam, plum pie and poached apples, all mingling together in a bold embrace of antique woods, autumn forests and leather with a generous coating of caramel and brown sugar.

This tea will continue to age gloriously and I would strongly advise investing in an extra cake or two for future years (I doubt that you will be able to control yourself with the freshly opened cake).

The artwork represents many ideas which we explored in the #StatesOfSelf game. The butterfly represents transformation as it rises above the noise to conduct those below on their journey through the crossroads in life by reminding them to make their transition to a more positive State of Self.

Every cake sold comes with a limited edition, full-colour print (357x357mm). The print features a unique version of the artwork and includes words contributed by the Tea Community during their journey through the #StatesOfSelf game. The print will not be available for sale separately.

PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase this tea and you go on to be selected as a winner of the #StatesOfSelf game then we will give you the option to receive another cake or refund you.

FOR THOSE SEEKING SAMPLERS: Since each cake comes with its own poster we want to make sure that everyone who wants one, has a chance to buy a cake before we start opening cakes to make samplers. I expect a small number of samplers to be made in January 2022.

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
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Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
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95°c
205F
5 25 +5 12 0.8 120 +30 5

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