F8 FAVOURITE | 2020 SHOU PU ER
This is the latest edition of the very successful F8 collection of tea cakes, released since 2012 using leaves from the same tea grove. The 2012 release, in particular, is a highly regarded collectors’ item, now valued at ~ CNY 8900 ($598).
Pressing Date: 2020
Leaves: 布朗山 (Bulang Shan), ~400-year-old trees
Retail Price Reference (Guangzhou): ¥2900
Price reference (in China) for Previous Editions:
2018 (357g): ¥3900
2016 (357g): ¥4900
2014 (357g): ¥6900
Brewing GuideF8 FAVOURITE
WATER 100º | 212º F 240ml | 8oz TEA 5 - 8g STEEP STYLE 15 seconds | multiple steeps EQUIPMENT Gaiwan or Yixing Teapot
WHY WE LIKE IT
This shou (ripe) pu er is smooth with a certain calming energy to it. The notes are complex enough to drink stand alone, however it pairs very nicely with dark aged rum on a cold rainy Vancouver night.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Mr. Lu Zhi Ming is the founder and leader at DC Tea, Guangzhou and Menghai. He spends over six months per year in Yunnan, developing close relationships with the farmers in remote mountain villages. He personally sources all of the tea leaves for DC Tea. (ie, harvests and pan-fires) Some of the most select batches are handcrafted by Mr. Ming. DC has won multiple awards all over China and Mr. Ming has one of the best-trained palates we've ever encountered.
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