Grandpa's Shou Puerh 2019
Grandpa’s / / By White 2 Tea / / Shou Puerh / / 2019
Blended Shou Puerh
From Yunnan Province, China.
1 x 7g Puerh Ball or 10 x 7g Puerh Balls
If new to Shou Puerh you can expect dark flavour profiles that conjure up images of subterranean atmospherics and fresh forest ferns.
These ‘Grandpa’s’ are really neat, portable, loosely hand pressed puerh balls, ideal for your tea travels, woodland walks or effortless easy going brews, weighing in at 7 grams each, they’re easy and convenient to brew. White 2 Tea has purposely developed this tea to be enjoyed in this way, “simply tossed and brewed ‘Grandpa’ style straight in a cup with very little attention.” We couldn’t agree more with this approach however, we equally enjoyed brewing up in our little Gaiwan, watching the leaves unfurl, enjoying several rounds of delicious tea. This is a very enjoyable and approachable tea for all tea drinkers, no matter your experience with Shou style Puerh.
The leaves are large and a blend of dark blackened warming tones. Offering subtlety smooth and sweet aromatics. There is a creamy texture to the tea soup that’s like a dark rosewood colour with an upfront taste, good and thick, touches of pleasant bitterness, roasty notes and smooth sweetness that builds to a long flavourful mouthfeel. A great example of classic Shou character.
Harvested, processed and hand pressed into a 7g ball in Spring’19.
Brought to you directly from the home of Puerh (China’s Yunnan Province) Paul Murray has been based in China for over 15 years and has built up an impressive cult following as White2Tea.
We’re very happy to be working with Paul to offer you a selection of ‘Tea Like No Other’
Producing experimental and playful artisan blends with equally creative visuals to match, White2Tea’s contemporary style pushes boundaries in a sector of the tea industry that is often considered traditional and elitist whilst maintaining the integrity of true tea. A no nonsense approach and an appreciation of the tea experience that resonates with our own ethos.
Paul specialises in sourcing/producing compressed tea cakes in all shapes and sizes, intentionally blending older and younger material, selecting balanced and complementary flavours to create ‘teas to be drunk now’ for a collection of quality yet easy drinking tea. Approachable and ideal for a western palette these beauties punch above their weight.
Brew Guide ~ Grandpa Style:
Tea 1x 7g Puerh Ball
Water 90*c // 300ml
A quick boiling rinse of leaves, pour away,
Re-infuse leaves and enjoy, top up with more hot water to adjust strength or Re-infuse.
Brew Guide ~ Gong Fu Style for Gaiwan:
Tea 1x 7g Tea Ball
Water/Temp 100ml / 90*c
Brew time 1st a quick boiling rinse of leaves, pour away, 10 -15 seconds for infusions thereafter, increasing brew time for later infusions.
Re-infuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times