Sheng Pu-Erh

TeaCha's Notes:
In the vast world of tea, Sheng Pu-Erh has to be one of my all time favorites. I love the fresh spring minerally taste of raw, or uncooked Pu-Erh. This tea gives me a buttery cozy feel like finding that sweet spot of your favorite pillow. This pu-erh comes loose leaf form not the bing cha or nest cakes.


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This Sheng (aka: raw, uncooked) loose leaf Pu-Erh, comes from an organic tea garden in Simao (a pu-erh region) of Yunnan, altitude approx. 1500m. It’s beautiful loose leaves display various colors of green providing a an aroma of the freshness of Spring with a flavor that can be floral and sweet. There’s an undeniable youth and grassy freshness to the brew.

Sheng Pu-Erh is ready to drink right away. Sheng Pu-Erh is not a green tea. It’s processing method grew out of the growers’ need to produce something they could use without the investment in other equipment. With Shou (aged, cooked or ripe) Pu-Erh the tea becomes aged, either naturally taking many years before being released much like a fine wine, or by a method that was created around the 1970’s that ages the tea using equipment taking only months versus years to age. The taste is quite different, more bright than the earthiness of aged Pu-Erh.

Processing: plucking, slight withering, firing, rolling, un drying, sorting and sieving.

Yunnan is known for its mild climate and low humidity. The sun drying of this Pu-Erh sets it apart from how most other teas are processed. Whereas green teas are dried by electrical or charcoal heat, this method of natural drying under the sun was developed long ago when equipment was scarce/costly, and this same method has continued.


If serving this tea iced, consider using an extra 1 1/2 teaspoon of tea for every 6 – 8 ounces of water to provide more flavor. Melting ice will dilute the blend. You can also cold steep to maximize the flavor by filling a pitcher with the appropriate tepid water. Add the suggested amount of tea leaves either in a tea bag or an infuser and put the pitcher into the refrigerator for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Taste the tea and if it’s to your liking, remove the tea leaves and serve.


pu-erh tea

Western Infusion:
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 6-8 oz water)
5 minutes @ 208-212°F

Number of Western Infusions: 2

Eastern Infusion:
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 3 oz water)
20 seconds at 208℉, add 10 seconds to each infusion

Number of Eastern Infusions: 4+


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