I have never come across a tea like Shang Tea’s White Tea Puer. Yes, I’ve seen puer cake and aged white tea pressed into cakes, but what makes this tea different is the processing. They took white tea cultivar (Da Bai/ Da Hao) but they treated it as a puer with withering, rolling, couple days of fermentation before drying. After a year of aging, they steamed the loose material and pressed it into cakes. Once I saw this tea on Shang Tea’s website, I had to try it as it sounded like an adventure! On their website, they only list … Continue reading, hoot!
Today we will be checking out two teas from Shang Tea! I’ve heard of Shang Tea before, and have been recommended to them a few times for excellent white teas. For sampling today I have Jasmine Snow Dragon and Cinnamon Wu-Long. By the way, Shang Tea will be at the Midwest Tea Festival on June 6th 2015 in Kansas City, MO! Tasting of Shang Tea’s Jasmine Snow Dragon and Cinnamon Wu-Long Jasmine Snow Dragon The dry leaf is fuzzy with a heavy jasmine scent. I got this sample in February/March is it is certainly the 2014 batch. Sadly I only … Continue reading, hoot!