70 • Pu Er 1987


    A powerful vintage tea with forest scents. The aftertaste is complex and contains hints of fruit and camphor. The Pu Er is loved by connoisseurs of single malts and cigars. Despite its impressive age, this tea can mature for at least 30 years. It is best to drink after a meal or after a lot of exercise.

    The Pu Er 1987 is a black vintage tea from China. It is grown on a plantation in the province of Yunnan. Here it is grown according to traditional methods and especially selected by Madame Tseng.

    A vintage tea is a black, fully fermented tea. The gray-brown leaves were picked in 1987. After picking, the leaves are dried in the air until they are flexible enough to be processed. They are rolled by hand to start the oxidation process. Then the leaves must ferment for a few more hours and are baked in hot air ovens. After that the tea is stored for years in barrels for further ripening. The tea is pressed into 5-gram cubes. On these cubes is printed the word "Fu" which means luck.