Muzhi Xiang (Sweet Timber)

Loose Leaf Shu Puer 2019

The atypical mix of woody and persistently sweet flavors in this traditionally ripened shu puer brew a compelling cup. Reminiscent of the heady smell of woodworking or the bark on an old log, the signature forest character of Jingmai shu stands out amidst its smooth and layered flavors.

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Tea Origin
Jingmai Mountain, Lancang County, Yunnan Province, China

Tea Bush
Yunnan Dayezhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Tea Tree)

Tea Master
Chen Keke and Li Dong

Harvest Time
April

Picking Standard
One bud, one leaf

The atypical mix of woody and persistently sweet flavors in this traditionally ripened shu puer brew a compelling cup. Reminiscent of the heady smell of woodworking or the bark on an old log, the signature forest character of Jingmai shu stands out amidst its smooth and layered flavors.

Leaves from trees of a range of ages make for a full and rich body that remains very smooth and soothing over many infusions. The addition of old-growth tree leaf material to the blend helps create that distinctive woodiness and pronounced sweetness of these young tender buds and leaves.

Looking down from one of Jingmaishan's mountain peaks to see a spectacular layer of clouds surrounding it below, with more mountains springing up from it in the far distance.
The “cloud ocean” surrounding the peaks of Jingmai.

To learn more about traditional shu puer ripening, visit our Jia Cang (Home Store Puer) page.

For sheng puer from Jingmai, see our Jingmaishan (Jingmai Mountain) 2007 cake.

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.

Muzhi Xiang (Sweet Timber) 2019 brewing guidelines

5 grams (1 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 5 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8, 10 minutes