The 2012 LTC Da Hong Ying from Vin-Satori is a well-balanced tea with the right intensity. Combination of sweet and bitter that became fruitier towards the end.
The 2018 Rong Pu Ripe from Chen Sheng Hao is a perfect shou puerh for beginners. It has basic but really enjoyable flavours throughout the session.
The 2011 LTC Yong De Da Ye from Vin-Satori is a tea that goes the distance. It’s like taking a walk through a dense forest in late autumn.
The 2007 Aged Aroma Puerh from Yee on Tea is a mix of sheng and shou puerh. Good body sensation with delicious notes of damp earth and camphor towards the end.
The 2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh from Lao Tea Shop is a sweet shou puerh with strong camphor notes in the finish and long-lasting aftertaste.
The 2019 Ripe Puerh Royal from Biochi is an interesting shou puerh. It’s only a year old, but it doesn’t bite your face off and it’s gentle and sweet.
Tea Joint’s Si Fang Aunt Ming Shu Puerh is a fun tea to discover. It starts out with some edgy notes but becomes really comforting towards the end.
ANMO’s 2005 Master Loo Tea Brick is shou puerh with a woodsy flavour profile. It went from visiting a sawmill to walking through a camphor forest.
Terre de Ciel’s 2016 Menghai Parfum de Jujube ripe is such a good shu puerh. It offers sweet flavours that are full of dried fruits.
ANMO’s 2013 Sunsing Aged Tree Shou Pu-Erh tea is a perfect harmony of wet leaves, mushrooms, cherry wood and a sweet earthiness.
Yunnan Sourcing’s 2013 Yong De Blue Label Ripe Pu-er is a good everyday shou. It starts out earthy with notes of camphor and becomes really sweet.
The Wild Orange 2009 Ripe Puer Tangerine from Teasenz is the perfect introduction to shou puer tea. There is a subtle earthiness and an orange sweetness.
Trying the 2018 Gong Ting Ripe Stuffed Mini Citrus was a clear win. Musty notes of citrus that add to the already deep complexity of this tea.
The 2010 Hai Lang Hao As You Like is a shou Puerh tea that contains older material. Ageing has softened the sharp edges to make it a perfect every day shou.