2011 Gu Yun Raw Green Puer

What’s there when something’s untamed, untampered with, and left to flourish?

Here’s a snappy example of making something out of nothing but unfermented green tea leaves. This raw puer tea cake is the result of careful picking, skillful roasting, and good ol’ fashioned sun-drying. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity. Not gonna lie, this tea was chosen for the extra flavor kick. It’s got oomph—traces of a slight yet comforting bitterness towards the end. Imagine grassy notes intertwined with added energy via gentle earthiness and slight astringency. More than anything, this tea is a solid flavor contrast from its ripe brethren.  

Origin: Yunnan, China
Harvest: 2011
Flavor Notes: Grapefruit, wheatgrass, toast
Mouth Feel: Thin, chalky