2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Alchemy" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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Pu'erh Pu'erh (shou) Blend
Pu Erh Tea
Barnyard, Dark Wood, Metallic, Mushrooms, Peat, Soil, Wet Earth
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New Ripe blend for 2022!

Cha Tou + Various loose leaf ripes makes this a thick and complex blend. Ripe tea sourced from Mengku and Menghai was blended and pressed into these lovely cakes.

If you are a fan of of our Cozy series or Year of the Pig Red Label you might also really enjoy this tea!

357 Grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong).

Wrapper Art by Tasty_Y

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Sitting here with my second steep and reveling in all the things at once. I came home sleep-deprived but grateful for the morning, had a little sipdown of What-Cha’s Jin Jun Mei, and headed outside to do some work in the yard. Came in a few hours later and went right for the… pu-erh? Okay, body, whatever you say. Opened up a sour bag that I have yet to wrangle, gave it a whiff (ope, yep, still sour as shit)… decided that was going a little too far… settled on this one I hadn’t tried yet.

I went to YS’ website to grab some database info and fell a little in love with the label (though all the photos of this cake are stunning, my gracious). Tracked the artist down (https://www.deviantart.com/lookihaveapotato), and feel perfectly muscle-spent and content while I sip and gawk.

Just what I was craving… terribly cozy, without being too warming or cooling… full and smooth and rich without throwing any one big flavor… the first shou I love without feeling desperate to understand it.

Dark like coffee and cabernet, smells and tastes of barnyard and mushroom and some new soil with some new metallic tang in some part of the world I haven’t yet walked on. Bliss.

Flavors: Barnyard, Dark Wood, Metallic, Mushrooms, Peat, Soil, Wet Earth


Sounds like a lovely day and a lovely shu. Thunderstorms here so had a little nap in the bay window with my beloved pooch.


Oh, that sounds perfect. I think most people are over the rain we’ve been getting here in SoCal, but I love it so much. Thunder would be the cherry on top.

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