What is Sheng Pu Er Tea?

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 comes from 200-600 years old trees planted during Ming and Qing Dynasties, 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 is named after its terroir as well. This is comparable to naming wine from Champagne, Champagne.

Learn more about Pu Er with our Tea Fundamentals.

History of Ge Deng

Origin: Ge Deng mountain, Yi Wu, East of Lang Cang river, Xi Shuang Ban Na, Yun Nan province, China (~1700-1900m elevation)

Ge Deng is the highest of all tea mountains east of Lan Cang River and produces tea with characteristics of high mountain tea (even temperament, high clarity, and underlying sweetness). Ge Deng Pu Ers are known for their elegant texture.

Made From Ancient Trees

Our Ge Deng is harvested from ancient heirloom tea trees, 200-600 years old.

Tasting the 2015 Vintage

This vintage has a silky elegance to it with airy and permeating tannins. Aging has brought out sweet, meaty flower notes. 

Share Our Passion

If you love this guided tasting, join us monthly with our Educational Tea Club! We deep dive into two teas a month over Zoom. You'll be able to participate live, ask questions, and taste the tea together with our community.

Example Curriculum

  Guided Tasting: Ge Deng, Spring 2015
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What You'll Need

To get the most out of this session, we advise having a gong fu brewing set up ready to brew along with. A Gai WanFairness PitcherStrainer, and Three Sip Cup is recommended.

You can purchase a full gong fu brewing kit here.