We spend a long afternoon with Chang Tai sampling identical cakes of puerh (2006 ChangTai Nannuo Shan Cha Hu Chen Sheng Puerh) one aged in hot, humid Menghai, and the other aged in cool, dry Kunming. The difference is striking.
2008 Qiao Jun Meng Song Sheng Puerh
Menghai Dayi ‘Golden Needle White Lotus’ : The Cadillac of Shou Puerh? Some would say so.
This morning I’m sampling a sheng and shou puerh from Nannuo Mountain produced by Lao Chen Jia in 2012.
Lijiang Old Town is an amazing place with a rich culture and deep heritage woven intricately with the history of the puerh tea trade on the Ancient Tea Horse Road. We visit Lijiang, experience the culture, and sample some truly amazing sheng puerh.
Basketball is big in China. This teapot cracked me up! #yixing #puerh
Adding a few new #yixing teapots to the Crimson Lotus Tea family. This store is awesome!
The Kunming Tea Markets have endless shelves of gorgeous gongfu tea tables. I want them all!! #drools