Grands Crus

Galette de Pu Erh Sheng Manggao Shan (théiers centenaires)

Raw Pu Erh from Yunnan, China
Raw Pu Erh cake with vegetal, mineral and fruit notes.
Compressed tea


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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This Pu Erh Sheng has a subtle acidic flavour, developing good vegetal, mineral notes to start, followed by fruit notes that linger in the mouth.

This is an excellent compressed Pu Erh Sheng in cake form, made from hundred-year-old tea plants in Yunnan.
Also known as “raw” or “green” Pu Erh, this is one of the oldest types of tea consumed in China, and dates back to a time when, for practical reasons of transport and storage, tea leaves were compressed and carried on horseback. On contact with the animals, the tea cakes fermented slightly with the heat and humidity, and acquired their unique aroma.
There are several stages in the production process:

  • First, the dry leaves are steamed, to soften them. The required quantity of leaves is then placed in a metal recipient over a jet of steam at 170°C for several minutes.
  • Once the leaves have cooled, they are placed in a cotton bag, then pressed and steamed between hot plates, which compresses them into a cake form.
  • Once the cake has cooled, it is removed from the bag and left to dry in a warm, wellventilated room for 24 hours, before being packed.
  • The cakes are stored for ageing on the resellers’ premises.

Net weight: 362g
Note: product subject to drying; net weight may vary slightly.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

A raw Pu Erh cake with lovely rich aromas, and a very mild quality despite its young age, which is rare.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Yunnan, China
  • Tea colour:
  • Pu Erh Sheng (raw)

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: short infusions (15 to 60 seconds) repeated 5 to 6 times in water heated to 90°C
In a small zhong: short infusions (15 to 45 seconds) repeated 7 to 8 times in water heated to 90°C

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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