Sheng Cupcake Pu-erh
Pu-erh tea, a fermented style hailing from Yunnan Province, China, has historically been compressed into transportable shapes such as discs or bricks. This version nods to tradition with a modern spin: it’s been formed into small cakes—each approximately 6 grams—ideal for individual servings in a teapot or gaiwan.
The leaves were harvested and processed in 2011 in Lincang, a remote area in southwestern Yunnan. Made in the sheng, or green, style, note the characteristic bright, fruity aroma and flavors of wood and sour plum that last through multiple infusions.
A wonderful introduction to the category—tuck a few into your pocket or bag, and you’ll always be ready to brew!
20 count bag, approximately 3 oz total weight
Tasting Notes: sour plum, apple, wood
Year of Production: 2011
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Love this one cup wonder. Takes the guess work out of enjoying this handmade cake of tea. Smooth and very drinkable.
I really enjoyed the taste of the tea . I liked the fact that it came with some instructions since I never made Pu’erh tea before. It was the first time I used a cafe form of tea. I wasn’t sure whether to break it or put it in the pot whole. I tried to break it but couldn’t. I’m still wondering if I did the right thing.
Amazing tea in a great form factor. A wonderful gift idea (mine was a gift for a tea-lover friend and he was thrilled to receive it). He even shared a few cupcakes with me! Go for it, you won’t be disappointed.
Great single-shot serving of puer; raw flavor is medium-strength, and fades to a sweeter variant by the 3rd steeping.