This is a Pu Erh Shu, also known as a “cooked” Pu Erh, which has undergone accelerated ageing. This cooked Pu Erh from Menghai (Yunnan) has a sweet, slightly umami flavour. It develops lovely notes of moss, mushroom and cocoa, sustained by a silky texture that lingers in the mouth. A wonderful Pu Erh shu!
The first time you taste a pu erh it is generally a surprise, but if you enjoy its intense, powerful flavour, it quickly becomes a favourite. Low in caffeine, it can be enjoyed from morning to night. Pu Erh is well-known for its beneficial qualities: it is reputed to aid digestion and help detox the body, making it an excellent tea to enjoy after a meal.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Pu Erh Shu (cooked)
- Appearance: a lovely plucking with plenty of buds
- Colours: dark brown, pale brown
- Scents: animal, leather, mushroom
- Scents: mushroom, animal, wet wood, cellar, moss, a hint of cocoa
- Colour: mahogany
- Texture: silky
- Flavours: sweet, slightly umami
- Aromas: moss, cellar, undergrowth, mushroom, a hint of animal, cocoa
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: smooth in texture and flavour; the notes blend harmoniously and linger at the finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: short infusions (15 seconds to 2') repeated 6 to 7 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.