Lincang Old Tree 2008 (shou)

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Lincang Old Tree 2008 (shou)

from 4.00

Classic profile - An easy approach, like a welcoming hearth.

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Facts

  • Vintage: 2008
  • Category: Shou
  • Format: Zhuan Cha (rectangle tea brick)
  • Growing Region: Lincang
  • Production: Menghai
  • Seed-grown, organic plants
  • Old tree

Meeting our criteria for purity, Lincang Old Tree was chosen to be an entry-level item in our product line. While meeting the quality standards of Unblended Brick and Trinity, this tea (due to its low price point) is a great beginners tea for people with high quality standards.

For those who are just exploring the world of pu-erh, Lincang gives an opportunity to bypass the mountains of inferior product on the market and begin with the quality tea you deserve.


What's It Like?

This is an easy tea to drink. It has basic utilitarian usage (easy for work, bringing to school, etc.), and just the right amount of finesse so that you feel like you're treating yourself to something special.

Wet Leaf:

beautifully even black/brownmeaty, large grade leaves

Broth:

perfect deep red/brown cup • flavors of peat humus, asparagus, lychee, and aroma of fresh-baked brown bread

Energy:

the chi of the tea is an easy mid-ground • definite energy delivery while balanced, tempered and navigable

 

House Commentary

This is yet another tea I totally stand behind. It's easy. There are as many reasons why people drink tea as there are sands in the Ganges, but if you offered an anonymous cup of this pu-erh to a tea appreciating guest they might respond almost dreamily, "mmm that hits the spot."

It's a no-nonsense, down-to-earth cup of well crafted tea. Part of the beauty being its humble unadorned nature. It's waiting patiently. Just good 'ol salt-o-the-earth, rustically refined warmth.