Sheng Cupcake Pu-erh Sample

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Try a small size—three servings—of our Sheng Cupcake Pu-erh tea. Click here to order regular retail sizes.

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!

Country: China
Tasting Notes: sour plum, apple, wood

Three servings


Brew temperature 200º F
Western style brewing 1 piece, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing  1 piece, 30 second steep