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Gong Ting Shu Dragon Pearls

Gong Ting Shu Dragon Pearls

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Hand Formed Dragon Pearls
from sweet small bud shu pu'er
"Gong Ting" style small bud shu pu'er pressed into single servings. Rich + creamy with notes of creme brûlée, rosewood, elderberry, and vanilla.
Spring 2014 ♦ Mt. Ailao, Yunnan
Hand Formed Dragon Pearls
from sweet small bud shu pu'er
"Gong Ting" style small bud shu pu'er pressed into single servings. Rich + creamy with notes of creme brûlée, rosewood, elderberry, and vanilla.
Spring 2014 ♦ Mt. Ailao, Yunnan
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Crafted by the Dongsa Cooperative

True zero-intervention wild tea, foraged from ancient tea forests in one of the most remote tea growing regions in the world.
 
The Dongsa Cooperative was founded to promote responsible stewardship of these tea forests and pass on old-school pu’er hand-crafting techniques that yield incredibly complex tea.



    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2014
    • QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
    • ELEVATION1900m
    • V. AssamicaTea Varietal

    The Cooperative's first-ever shu pu’er dragon pearl pressing, this tea is made with beautiful little 2014 buds, allowed to ferment slowly under natural moisture conditions for a sweet and clean flavor profile that shows off the herbaceous side of Qianjaizhai. The loosely pressed. dragon pearls are compact enough for long-term aging and small enough to allow for single brew sessions without having to break apart a bigger cake of tea. The loose hand-twisted compression allows for better and more even aging than anything a machine could achieve.

    Each 25g bag contains four dragon pearls.


  • true
    90
    creme brûlée
    true
    85
    star anise, rosewood
    true
    70
    elderberry
    true
    65
    vanilla
    true
    rich, creamy

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - creme brûlée
    • spice - star anise, rosewood
    • fruit - elderberry
    • floral - vanilla
    • texture - rich, creamy

the Dongsa Cooperative also recommends:

  • 'This Spring, we were lucky to return to Qianjiazhai to meet more of the talented people behind Qianjiazhai’s old tree pu’er and black tea. Through the cooperative, these families and individuals can work together the share resources and knowledge, teaching and learning from each other while protecting and acting as stewards over tea trees in the oldest tea forest in the world'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    4
    6
    205
    10 seconds
    10-30
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 10-30 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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