2017 Zun Zhong 7531 Ripe Puer - from Trailhead Tea, Sedona, Arizona
An AGED RIPE/SHU PUER
2017 spring harvested from the Menghai area of Yunnan Province, and then pressed and stored in Kunming by the Zun Zhong factory, where we toured in October 2016. Zun Zhong is a medium sized producer. We spent time learning with the company manager. We sampled this tea in their tasting room before acquiring.
The taste of the tea is very smooth for its age, somewhat rich. The aroma is dark earthy and woodsy, with a good mouthfeel.
MODERATELY TO HIGHLY CAFFEINATED (approx 30-50% of the caffeine as coffee)
AVAILABLE AS: 2 OZ Package, 0.5 OZ (14 gram) TastingSample
Package size is 2 ounces of compressed and loose full leaf tea, which yields approximately 20 first cups. Tasting sample is 0.5 ounce for about 5 cups.
BREWING: One broken piece the approx volume of a teaspoon (tenth of an ounce or 3 grams) for every 8 oz of boiling 200-212°F fresh water. Steep for 1-2 minutes or to desired taste. Can re-infuse up to 10 times by adding 15-30 seconds to each additional infusion.
Trailhead Tea: Sedona & Northern Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Department Store