Intriguing and old school pu-erh made from Qiaomu trees growing on Naka mountain.

You can see the leaves are much more darker than most of fresh pu-erh you can find on the market. They are more oxidized and traditionally processed with quite strong sha qing on wood fire.

When tasting this Naka you will find all those flavours that were typical for young pu-erh 20 and more years ago: fresh hay, smoke, some mushrooms and forest aroma mixed with pleasant but strong herbal bitterness. It’s still fresh and “juicy” at the same time of course!

I would say the key things, apart from getting a little smokiness in there are, not too long a wait before frying the fresh leaves, a fairly high frying temperature and fried pretty briskly. The tea gardens are relatively close to the village which is quite different from some villages in the Yiwu area, for example where the “tree to wok time” can be considerably longer.

Excellent and long lasting aftertaste.

One of the most interesting pu-erh of the season.  It’s not gushu (ancient tree) but the energy coming from this Naka is surprisingly powerful.

Origin: natural garden on Naka Mountain , Mengsong,  Menghai, Yunnan, China.

Vintage/Harvest: April 2019

Tea vartietal: Camellia Sinensis var Assamica (“zhong ye zhong” – small leaf varietal growing in Naka area)

Tea trees age: around 50-70 year old trees



Temperature of water and amount of leaves: 100 C 7-8g/100ml.
Suggested brewing method: Yixing clay teapot or gaiwan of low capacity. First, you should pre-heat empty teapot/gaiwan and tea cups with boiling water. When the teapot is warmed, then you put the tea leaves in. After smelling hot and dry leaves in the pot, rinse the tea for 5-10 seconds using boiling water and afterwards pour out all the water from your pot. The process of rinsing tea leaves is often defined as a waking the tea and is very important for quality of next brewings. Main aim of waking the tea is to remove caffeine and eventual pollution from old tea aged for many years. First drinkable infusion should be very short- not more than 10-15 second. We suggest to increase brewing time for 5-10 seconds in each next brewing.

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14g, 200g cake, 30 g, 50 g


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