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DC14 F8 FAVOURITE 2012 - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR DC14 F8 FAVOURITE 2012 - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR DC14 F8 FAVOURITE 2012 - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR DC14 F8 FAVOURITE 2012 - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

DC14 F8 FAVOURITE 2012

$15.00

  • A top notch ripe Pu Er that will be good to drink today or age for 50 years.  If you like heirloom, natural Ethiopian coffee you will identify with the juiciness and fermentation notes on this tea.  Very rich "gan".

    Tea Info

    TYPE Pu Er (Shou | Dark) 2012
    TASTING NOTES
    Brown Sugar | Macadamia Nuts
    LEAVES
    Bulang Shan

    Brewing Guide

    DC14 F8 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.


    DC PU'ER CRAFTMANSHIP SINCE 1938

    Step 1: MAKING MAOCHA | ROUGH TEA
    DC is one of the earliest brands to use ancient raw materials. It uses old tea trees that are more than 300 years old. The farmers pick a bud of two or three fresh tea leaves at a time. The leaves are then air chilled to be roasted in a process called Killing Green, preventing full oxidation in the leaves. In strict accordance with the DC standard, the roasted leaves undergo a hand-kneading process, which breaks down the cell walls of the leaves, allowing the fragrance to develop during storage. The leaves are then left dry in the sun.

    Step 2: STONE PRESSING
    The dry leaves are hand packaged. Then they are pressed by a heavy stone for a cylindrical shape and non-uniform edge. The pressed Pu'er then undergo a complex process of gradual fermentation and maturation. Shu (Ripened) Pu'er uses an accelerated fermentation process, to imitate the taste of aged Sheng (Raw) Pu'er. 

    dc team tea roasting master

    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. 

    DC teamPedro and a big old tree

    GROWER ON THE MAP 

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    HOLIDAYS: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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