Origin: Ai Lao Shan, Yun Nan Province, China (~1000m elevation)
Shou Pu is a popular style of black tea from Yun Nan using Sheng Pu as its rough tea. Given the nature of its heavy processing, Shou Pu is usually a blend. Black teas are very dark and earthy with a full smooth body. Due to the large batch and rough processing method of black tea, many Shou Pus are harsh and funky. However, a well-made Shou Pu is the mellowest, easiest-to-drink tea. It is earthy but sweet without traces of astringency. Its thick body provides a certain kind of satisfaction.