Bamboo Stick Pu-erh, 2003

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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.

Country: China
Region: Yunnan Province
Tasting Notes: peat, eucalyptus, lemongrass
Year of Production: 2003

100 g


Brew temperature 200-210º F
Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing  full, 10-30 second steep