Old Reliable was pressed in 2017.
Our infamous house blend; a solid daily drinker ripe Puer tea that you can count on. An excellent combination of value and quality, the Old Reliable is a blend of several years of material, so despite being pressed in 2017, it is ready to drink now and will only continue to improve over the next few years. A smooth, sweet, thick ripe Puer tea with a classic Menghai character.
Grandpa's was hand pressed in 2017.
Named after the term coined by blogger Marshaln - our Grandpa's ripe Puer tea is an 8 gram ball that is meant to be tossed into a cup, mug, or thermos and brewed with very little attention. Just add boiling water and enjoy. The Grandpa's has a smooth body and a classic Menghai character.
The 2016 ChocoBar Ripe Puer is a 100g brick, with a shape that is easily breakable for convenient brewing.
The brick is a blend of daily drinker ripe Puer. Smooth and rich tea for no fuss tea brewing on the go, at the office, or at home.
Channel Orange was pressed in 2015 into a chocolate bar shape.
The brick is a mixed of a white2tea Puer blend and a mix of 3-8 years old Xinhui Chenpi, the dried skins of mandarin oranges. The result is a thick and fragrant natural melding of fruit flavors and the characteristic smooth body of ripe Puer. We find this to be a soothing tea that is great for cool weather or rainy days.
Trap Bird was pressed in 2016.
A fragrance forward tea with a heavy amount of buds and small leaves. The intense aromas of the tea are bolstered by a base of softer medium sized leaf to keep the tea engaging late in the session. Great for everyday ripe Puer on the lighter side.
The 2016 Brown Sugar is made from a large percentage of huangpian [the largest leaf used in Puer production]. The soup is sweet and smooth, with a light and approachable character. The blend has a larger percentage of smaller leaf material than the 2015 blend, as well as the incorporation of several regions.
Each brick is 200 grams.
Cream was pressed in 2016.
A thick, yet balanced ripe Puer with heavy soup and an engaging fragrance. Menghai style character shows through strongly, even though this is a fairly fresh cake. Drink now or age for the future.
2016 Orange Drop is made with blended aged ripe Puer material and a fresh 2016 Xinhui Mandarin.
The tea is meant to be drunk with the orange and all. You can brew the entire orange, tea and all, without breaking it up. They are harvested when the fruit is extremely young and unripe, hence the small size and greenish hue. The early steeps are very astringent, so if you dislike the fresh green bite, toss out the first 2-3 steeps, and drink the next 12 or so.
Most of the cost of this tea is due to the high price of both the handmade labor and the prized skins of Xinhui Mandarins, which cost much more than most Puer tea by weight. If you are interested in better value for tea weight, check out our other Ripe Puer Teas.
Each purchase is for one Orange Drop.
The 2015 Old Reliable Ripe Puer Tea is White2tea's house blend.
The name says it all, a solid daily drinker ripe Puer tea that you can count on. An excellent combination of value and quality, the Old Reliable is a blend of several years of material, so despite being pressed in 2015, it is ready to drink now and will only continue to improve over the next few years. A smooth, sweet, thick ripe Puer tea with a classic Menghai character.
The Old Reliable is one of the features of the January 2016 Tea Club shipment.
Ripe Puer Tea from White2tea, made using 2012 material, pressed in 2015.
This tea is made from a pile fermented exclusively with top tier huangpian [the largest leaf used in Puer production]. The Brown Sugar brick has Menghai character. The soup is sweet and smooth. It was rested for over two years prior to pressing and is ready to drink now or store for the long term. The material used is of uncommonly high quality. Later steeps are light in color, with a sweet and soft profile.
The fermentation level of this tea was around 65%, which is considered light. Some leaves may even be slightly greenish, and will continue to become darker with further aging.
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Our goal when making the basics set was to offer an affordable crash course in ripe Puer tea to anyone, anywhere.
The Basics Puer tea sample set is a tool for education and for introducing tea drinkers to ripe Puer tea. The set contains the following four 100 gram mini-cakes:
2015 Buds and Small Leaves (Grades: Gongting [Imperial], Teji [Special], Grade 1)
2015 Medium Size Leaves (Grades 3-5)
2015 Larger Coarse Leaves (Grades 7-9, including stems and huangpian [the largest leaf in Puer processing])
2015 Old Reliable (Our house blend, which involves all of the above grades, but not identical teas)
We have separated ripe Puer tea into three distinct cakes; they ascend from the smallest leaf to the largest leaf. Each cake only has material from specific graded sizes in order to amplify the traits that each grade of leaf has to offer. The fourth cake is our house blend, Old Reliable, which can be used as a comparison to why a blend of ripe Puer tea tends to give a deeper experience than simply pressing a single grade.
Although this is meant to be an educational set, the ripe Puer used in each cake is very good quality, making it appropriate for both beginners and experienced drinkers alike.
For brewing instructions, we recommend reading this article.
The 2015 Pretty Girls Ripe Puer Tea from White2tea is our best blended shu.
The blend is a combination of high quality Menghai area material from the previous several years, pressed in 2015. Depth, sweetness, and fragrance are beginning to emerge from this tea, which rested in Menghai post pressing. An excellent tea to drink right now or store for the long term.