2016 Red Cliff Shou Pu-erh
2016 Red Cliff Shou Pu-erh
2016 Red Cliff Shou Pu-erh

2016 Red Cliff Shou Pu-erh

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2016 Red Cliff Shou Puerh is made using a special fermentation process called wet-pile fermentation. The temperature and humidity inside the storeroom are strictly controlled, and the leaves are sprayed with water and a bacterial culture from previous batches of Puerh. They're then covered in thermal blankets and turned periodically over the next 45-60 days. This accelerated fermentation process transforms the tea leaves, creating a unique flavor that's loved by tea connoisseurs around the world.

This 2016 Red Cliff Shou puerh is one of the best teas that we have in the shop. It is slightly earthy with a mellow and smooth flavor, making it perfect for those who are new to puerh tea. This tea is from the Yunnan province in China and is harvested from wild trees that are hundreds of years old. The leaves are sun-dried and rolled into tight balls before being stored in a cool, dark place. This tea produces a dark amber color with a distinct earthy aroma when brewed. The taste is smooth and mellow with a hint of sweetness. Introductory Shou puerh is an excellent choice for those who are looking for an easy-to-drink tea that is both flavorful and healthful.


ORIGIN: Lancang, Yunnan, China

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
Taiwan Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
10 sec
5 sec
10 sec

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Amanda Matula
Clean, mellow, an all day kind of tea

I love the shou pu-erh. It is a rich red color and has a fabulous mellow taste. It can be enjoyed in the morning or evening. It is delicate and delicious!

Steven Houle
Love this tea

I enjoy this as an everyday, after work tea, and I can’t say enough about it. It clears the labors and extends my day anew.

Steve M
So good, it's almost worth betraying friends over!

I have a brick of this and brewed some for friends. They enjoyed it a lot. Leo had one more in stock and my friends were interested, but I bought it out from under them. Timing was important, and Leo had my order packaged and shipped the same day I placed it. Because of this efficiency, I was able to give this tea to my friends as a housewarming gift. Happy ending!

What's so amazing about this Red Cliff shou? The rinse is pretty dark, which is a good hint what you're in for... It gets progressively darker after this. Individual perception of taste varies widely. I get woodsy and dank, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. My friends get a hint of dark chocolate. It's a very relaxing tea, and really good during (and after) a meal with red meat (I especially like it after a steak with grilled onions, but it also stands up really well to lamb vindaloo).

Denise Capobianco

I never thought I would like a Pu-erh after my first experience with one but this tea changed that. I really enjoy having this tea in the late afternoon or evening and it definitely makes you feel relaxed and calm...so don’t plan on getting anything done for awhile LOL!


Very mellow, a great tea to just sit and sip on

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