Raw Puer (Sheng Puer, Green Puer) is a strong natural energy drink with bright rich taste and tonic effect. Raw Puer is called Sheng, that means “green”, "raw", “vivid” in Chinese. The bouquet of the tea depends on the quality of raw materials, the growing region and the aging. However, a quality raw Puer always can be recognized by the characteristic "compote of dried fruits" tone in a bouquet, a nice refreshing astringency and a sweet aftertaste. The raw Puers generally have a tonic effect. As tea is older, the taste is milder and more interesting. We do not recommend drinking raw Puer at night, unless you are going to stay awake until the morning.
Usually raw puer is sold in cakes. But today it is a tribute to the tea tradition rather than necessity. Qi Zi Bing,七子饼茶 “Seven brothers” is one of the most famous and ancient Puer package. Seven tea cakes (7 lians or 250 grams each) were joined into one package, tong 筒, and braided by bamboo leaves. The journey of this package to the destination place could take a year or longer. Now one cake weights from 100 to 400 grams. The cakes are packed into the paper and then it is braided with bamboo leaves. The name of this package is tong筒. Six joined tongs are called Jian, 监. The “tuo cha” press (nestle shape) is popular in Tibet and areas around it.
The small farms produce a different quality Puer, but in general it is made from the raw material picked on the particular part of the mountain or even from one tree. It is not easy to buy this kind of tea. The collectors and buyers “hunt” for these Puers in the secluded mountain villages. We made a lot of expeditions to the wild mountains and found out rare raw Puer cha bings (tea cakes) of this kind. We are happy to present you raw Puer produced in our own manufacturing facilities in the Jinggu mountains. Also, you can buy limited series raw Puer produced by the large tea manufactures and expensive collective raw Puer.