Jinggu Raw Pu-erh Tea Sampler * Spring 2017 Harvest * Part 1 of 3
Take a flight around the Famous Tea Region of Jinggu County in Pu'er prefecture, previously known as Simao! Taste a curated selection of samples from our Yunnan Sourcing Brand Jinggu Tea Cakes and develop an appreciation for the distinct aroma, flavor and mouthfeel of these amazing teas.
Pu-erh tea is made from Yunnan large-leaf varietal of Camellia Sinensis. It is typically processed into compressed cakes, bricks and tuos. Pu-erh is particularly special because it can be aged for decades or longer, always changing and (in most cases) developing more depth and texture. Raw Pu-erh (生茶) is the traditional form of Pu-erh, and is sun-dried and compressed.
Simao and the surrounding region of Pu'er prefecture played a major role in the historic tea horse trade between Yunnan, Tibet and India, with Simao acting as the southern terminus or starting point for the transport of tea by mule caravan north to Dali, Lijiang and Lhasa. Tea remains a central crop and product of the region.
Here's the 6 teas that you'll get in this sampler!