- Declared “100% pure 500+ year old trees” (from secret location in Xishuangbanna)
- Chen Sheng passion project to produce a “rock flavour” (YanYun) puerh
- Intense Qi, strength, bitterness and huigan
- Great aging candidate, unique tea, great now if you like bitter strong puerh
Mr. Chen Shenghe, who has been into tea for 40 years and is renowned as true master for his work at Chen Sheng Hao (CSH), said: “I named this series of tea ZhengYan, which means that it is the best Pu’er tea that Chen Shenghao has made so far.”
As experimental tea lovers ourselves we can’t help by being moved and having to feature on our selection those who innovate and push their limits of what’s possible in Puerh, and this cake certainly is groundbreaking.
My personal impression is that you’ll love this tea now if you like bitterness, otherwise you may want it either a bit aged or brew it with a lot of gentleness (like its brother 2017 Chen Sheng Hao Banzhang Pure Ancient Tree Brick I’d suggest to use about 50-75% of your usual amount).
357g cakes, approx. 80g 1/4 slices and samples.