Shou Puerh

Liu Bao vs Pu-erh Tea Tea Adventures

Liu Bao vs. Pu-erh Tea

Liu Bao and pu-erh tea, especially shou pu-erh seem similar at first sight. However, there are some differences and those are discussed in this article.

Why is Pu-erh Tea So Expensive Tea Adventures

Why is Pu-erh Tea So Expensive?

Pu-erh tea has become more popular but why is it so expensive? This article discusses the main reasons why you have to spend quite a bit to buy pu-erh tea.

Why Does Some Pu-erh Taste Fishy Tea Adventures

Why Does Some Pu-erh Tea Taste Fishy?

Pu-erh tea is popular all over the world but some shou pu-erh tastes and smells fishy. This is because trimethylamine is created during artificial fermentation.

Difference between sheng and shou pu-erh Tea Adventures

What is the Difference Between Sheng and Shou Pu-erh?

The difference between sheng and shou pu-erh is artificial fermentation. Shou pu-erh is artificially fermented during production to speed up the aging process.

2012 LTC Da Hong Ying Vin-Satori Tea Adventures

2012 LTC Da Hong Ying Tea Tasting (Vin-Satori)

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.

2018 Rong Pu Ripe Chen Sheng Hao Tea Adventures

2018 Rong Pu Ripe Tea Tasting (Chen Sheng Hao)

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.

2011 LTC Yong De Da Ye Vin Satori Tea Adventures

2011 LTC Yong De Da Ye Tea Tasting (Vin-Satori)

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.

2007 Aged Aroma Puerh Yee on Tea Tea Adventures

2007 Aged Aroma Puerh Tea Tasting (Yee On Tea)

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.

2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh Lao Tea Shop Tea Adventures

2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

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.

Si Fang Aunt Ming Shu Puerh Tea Adventures

Si Fang Aunt Ming Shu Puerh Tea Tasting (Tea Joint)

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.

The importance of experimenting Tea Adventures

The Importance of Experimenting

Experimenting in Gong Fu Cha is a way to get better tea. I bought a teapot for a particular tea but saw it’s much better to brew a different tea.

2005 Master Loo Tea Brick ANMO Tea Adventures

2005 Master Loo Tea Brick Tea Tasting (ANMO)

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.

2013 Sunsing shou brick ANMO Tea Adventures

2013 Sunsing Aged Tree Shou Pu-Erh Tea Tasting (ANMO)

ANMO’s 2013 Sunsing Aged Tree Shou Pu-Erh tea is a perfect harmony of wet leaves, mushrooms, cherry wood and a sweet earthiness.

2013 Blue Label Shou Yunnan Sourcing Tea Adventures

2013 Yong De Blue Label Ripe Pu-er Tea Tasting (Yunnan Sourcing)

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.

Wild orange shou puerh Teasenz Tea Adventures

Wild Orange 2009 Ripe Puer Tangerine Tea Tasting (Teasenz)

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.