Da Shan Tian (Sweet Mountain)

Sheng Puer Cake 200g 2015

Particularly small leaves that are yellow-green in color deliver a bright infusion with a distinctive sweet aftertaste following the full yet soft flavor. A good traditional style sheng puer for new puer drinkers that is milder without sacrificing the characteristic complexity of flavor.

Available at a discount when you buy a full stack of 7 cakes (details below).


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Tea Origin
Baiyingshan, Lincang City, Yunnan Province

Tea Bush
Yunnan Daye Quntizhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Heirloom Tea Tree)

Tea Maker
Chen Keke and Li Dong

Harvest Time
Early April

Plucking Standard
One bud, two leaves

While young sheng puer is known for its rich and sometimes astringent flavors, its also possible to find teas in this style that are mild and even sweet; Da Shan Tian is one of these teas. We’d suggest this green puer to new puer drinkers, due to its soft flavor and sweetness. Even with long infusions there will be no bitterness, the infusion remains pleasantly light and with a bright color. This tea can be enjoyed all day without too strongly affecting your metabolism.


The origin of Da Shan Tian’s leaves, Baiying Mountain, is known for having more than 10,000 tea trees older than 100 years old. The oldest of all the tea trees in this area is estimated to be around 2400 years old. An elderly widow owns this oldest tree currently, as it was a wedding gift from her husband’s parents.

Tea has been grown and consumed in this area for a very long time. Tea was long before used as a medicinal herb or as food. In fact, it took a thousand years or more for it to transition to a popular beverage. Chinese medicine practitioners to this day use leaves from old bushes or tea trees as high quality herbs for detox.

Like Black Stripe, this tea is also grown at the highest known altitude for tea trees in Yunnan province (about 2800 meters.) The leave material comes from tea bushes that have a yellowish tint to their leaves and rapidly growing branches, proving they are vibrant and thriving. The leaves are also broader, more rounded than most other tea trees. Locals call this tea Da Shan Tian, which means this tea has a unique sweetness, because it comes from their high mountain, which has many varieties of tea trees.

The producer will pick these leaves in early spring while they are still yellow tinted and heavy with amino acids, granting sweetness and complexity. Tea producers often say that quality tea produced from high elevation will have more sweetness, aroma and complexity in flavor. Da Shan Tian delivers this character in a flavor that is at once complex and approachably soft.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Total cake weight may vary due to the gradual moisture loss with aging.

Full Stack Discount

This puer cake traditionally comes in a stacked tong of 7 cakes tightly wrapped in bamboo for transport and storage. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, tongs of Da Shan Tian (Sweet Mountain) are available to you at a 5% discount in their original bamboo packaging. To get this full tong discount, add the seven (7) Da Shan Tian cakes to your cart, then click the 5% discount coupon that appears on the bottom of the cart page (or the top of the checkout page).

The bamboo wrapping of the tong protects the tea cakes from breakage and insulates them from external odors and excess moisture while remaining breathable. To open a tong, untuck the ends of each individual bamboo tie from the loop below it, then untwist the two ends from each other. The single knot in the tie can then be undone. Then it will easily loosen and come unwound from the tong. Your individually paper-wrapped puer cakes will be inside.

Da Shan Tian (Sweet Mountain) 2015 brewing guidelines

Weight per piece: 200 grams
How to store: Store in a dark, well ventilated area with less than 70% humidity. Less than 25 degrees C or 77 degrees F. Store in the paper or fabric, not plastic. Keep away from odors and fragrances.

How to infuse: Any cup, pot, or gaiwan made of porcelain, glass, yixing clay, iron, or other material will work.
Brewing Guidelines:
1st infusion — Loosen and gently break off about 5 grams of tea from the brick for approx. 12 ounces water. Use boiling water to infuse for 5 minutes.
2nd infusion — Boiling water, infuse for 2 minutes
3rd infusion — Boiling water, infuse for 3 minutes
4th to 7th infusion — Boiling water, infuse for 5 minutes
Infusions: at least 7 times