While the tea is sheng (unfinished), it's delicious to drink now, but Roy believes it will age spectacularly. Either way, if you decide to sample this remarkable tea it will be a memorable experience that establishes a new benchmark for your expectations of pu er. If you'd like us to prepare the tea for you, make a reservation for an Imperial Tea Service featuring the loose-leaf tea brewed in the neutral environment of a porcelain gaiwan. Call in advance for pricing and to ensure availability. And for those of you lucky enough to taste Imperial Tribute Harvest Purple Tip Pu Er, please return to the blog and leave a comment sharing your impressions!
We're also pleased to share a couple of photos of one of the ancient trees that provided leaves for the Imperial Tribute Harvest Purple Tip Pu Er: