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No. 84

Lincang Ripe Pu-Erh - 9 Year Aged Loose Leaf Tea

Aged Chinese Tea

Skilfully crafted by farmers in Lincang, a region renowned for making high-quality Pu Erh teas, this 9 year ripened Pu Erh tea is wonderfully deep and complex.

From: Yunnan Province, China

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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Christmas Delivery Schedule

UK Delivery

UK Standard Delivery via Royal Mail - 17th December 2021

UK Tracked Delivery via DPD - 21st December 2021

UK Next Day Delivery - 22nd December 2021

 

EU & Rest of the World

Standard / Economy - This might not arrive before Christmas.

Tracked - 17th December 2021

 

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with sending parcels to EU countries from the UK. This is due to the UK leaving the European Union. We will keep you updated with any notifications as they happen.

Please note that a tracking number is not provided for EU Standard deliveries. For the latest information regarding the status of our delivery partners, please see the following links: DPD (UK) - Service Updates DHL | COVID-19 (simplydhl.com)

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Lincang Ripe Pu Erh loose leaf tea


Complex and full-on flavour, this ripened Pu Erh tea has been crafted by farmers within the special Lincang prefecture of Yunnan province, known for producing exceptional aged pu erh teas.

Skillfully produced from a single origin Chinese black tea, the leaves are plucked from mature Camellia Sinensis tea plants before being gently rolled and sun-dried. Following this, the tea undergoes a medium fermentation process where it ripens, or ages, in a humid environment. Our Lincang Puerh has been aged since 2012, and the result is a loose-leaf Puerh tea that appears curled, earthy and brown, and yields a deep amber infusion.

The flavour of this fine Pu Erh has everything you should expect from a tea that has undergone a well-controlled ageing process; deeply earthy, complex and musky with hints of wet woodland and a sweet, satisfying finish displaying notes of fig and plum.

Learn how to brew and store this tea


How to brew this Pu Erh tea


The traditional Chinese method of brewing tea, known as Gong Fu, is our preferred method here. Using a gaiwan, place 3g of loose leaf and cover with boiling water. After 5seconds, throw away the infusion and proceed to re-steep for 4 - 5 mins. Thus, this tea can be resteeped up to ten times by increasing the brew time by half a minute each time.


Storage of tea


The best way to store this tea is in the caddy in which it comes in, placed in a cool and dark environment where the temperature is between 10-35° C and the humidity between 50-75. Stored in the correct conditions, this tea will develop a better aroma and taste as it ages.


Alternatives


If you love a ripened Pu Erh tea, then our Ripened Cooked Pu Erh cake is perfect, or for something with a slightly greater depth of flavour, the Raw Pu Erh Cake is ideal.

Ingredients


Aged Chinese Fermented Tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers musky, woodland aroma and garnet red infusion. A refined cup with vanilla and spice notes and cherry sweet mouthfeel.

Region


Yunnan is a province in the Southwest of China, bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the South, and Tibet to the North. The relief is mostly mountainous, with high mountain ranges branching out of Tibet and running all the way to the South East of the province, with elevations between 5,500 meters in the North of the province to 1,500 meters above sea level in the South. North East Yunnan is mostly snow-capped peaks and high plateaus, with powerful rivers running down the slopes; the valleys of the south are more open, with fertile plains and irrigated fields.

Learn more about the Yunnan Region, China

The climate is similarly contrasting: the highest peaks experience a Tundra climate (ET), with freezing temperatures for most of the year and a least one month above 0°C – but below 10°C – leading to snow melting. Below is a Temperate Oceanic (Cfb) climate, with mild winters and summers with highs of 26°C, and precipitation across all seasons but particularly during the summer months, which are also cloudy.

The valleys at the southernmost part of the province experience a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), with high precipitation from May to October, and temperature ranging from 11°C to 35°C. With such varied climates and relief, it is no surprise that the region is famous for its biodiversity. Of the 30,000 species of plants found in China, more than half are in Yunnan! Over half of the province is covered in forest, with pines and conifers on the lower plateau, bursts of colourful azalea and rhododendron on the higher hills and fir, bamboo and juniper on the higher peaks. Similarly, the province is home to a dizzying array of animals, with hundreds of species of mammals, fish, reptiles and birds.

The tropical forests of the South harbour monkeys, bears, elephants and porcupines. Only a small portion of the land is arable, but the variety of climate means many crops can be cultivated. Rice is the main summer crop, along with corn, sweet potato, sugarcane and, of course, tea, which is mostly grown on the southern, tropical part of the province, all the way to the Myanmar and Laos borders.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

2 - 3mins

2 - 3mins