What Is Sheng Pu?
Officially a green tea, Sheng Pu Er is made with a classic green tea method. But its destiny can’t be more different from a typical green tea with its aging potential.
Sheng Pu desirability is directly tied to the age of the tea trees and the location they come from. Highly sought after Pu Er come from trees 200-600 years old planted during Ming and Qing Dynasty, often referred to as da shu cha or gu shu cha. Like all top Chinese teas, the #1 factor to the teas’ value is tied to its terroir, and Pu Er Sheng Cha are named after its terroir as well. This is comparable to naming wine from Champagne, Champagne.
Learn more about Pu Er with our Tea Fundamentals.