Bamboo Stick Pu-erh, 2003
This limited lot pu-erh, from 2003, was made in a shu, or black, style and then packed into a bamboo stalk to age. It has a peaty fragrance, with a hint of lemongrass, and sweet eucalyptus flavor, which holds up through dozens of infusions.
To open, place the stalk upright on a stable surface; use a knife to gently split it into two pieces. Store the tea in the bamboo, resting on its side; flake off a portion when ready to brew.
Region: Yunnan Province
Tasting Notes: peat, eucalyptus, lemongrass
Year of Production: 2003