What Is Sheng Pu?
Officially a green tea, Pu Er Sheng Cha 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's 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 in the teas' value is tied to its terroir, and Pu Er Sheng Cha is named after it. This concept is comparable to calling wine from Champagne, Champagne.