2017 Ai Lao Shan 100g Cake
2017 Ai Lao Shan 100g Cake 2017 Ai Lao Shan 100g Cake 2017 Ai Lao Shan 100g Cake
This year's maocha was purchased from a different family and therefore harvested from a different plot of tea plants than last year. Although there is similar body, this year's tea tends to be deeper in flavor, leaning towards spice and pepper.  The floral notes are more herbaceous.  There is a good coating of the mouth, with a nice finish that is reminiscent of vanilla and sugar.  Mild dynamics and throatiness.    
Origin: Qian Jia Zhai, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Brewing Suggestions: This tea is best enjoyed when drank in a gongfu style, using a porcelain gaiwan or semi porous pot.  Teapot brewing instructions are also available below.     
Heat water to boiling (212F/100C). 10g of tea per 6oz of water. Rinse tea before first steep. First steep for 10-20 seconds. Add 5-10 seconds for each additional steep.
We recommend using spring or filtered water.  Heat to 195F/90C. Use 2.5g / 1.5 tsp of tea for 12 oz of water. Steep 5-7 minutes.
Storage: All of our Puers are stored in a temperature and humidity controlled space.  The humidity is at 70% and the temperature is at 70F.  Fresh air is circulated through a ventilation system and teas are checked on 3-4 times a week.  
After purchasing any of our Puers, we recommend you giving the tea at least a few days to settle after you have received it before drinking it.