Smoky + Herbal

[Bulang 2017] Raw Pu'er


Recommended for "relaxing without the alcohol"; a smoky whiskey substitute; experienced raw pu-erh lovers looking for pu-erh tea to drink now AND age for years to come

Love whiskey? Especially the smoky kind? This raw pu'er (or pu-erh) is just like the smoky whiskey but without the burn. If you have a habit of drinking a dram of whiskey to create your sanctuary, you can create the same relaxing feeling with this tea without the alcohol. 

Harvested in the Nadameng reservoir, a top-quality nature reserve located in Bulang mountain, this tea presents buds and leaves in beautiful shades of olive. The bright golden liquor has an initial bite of cooling bitterness, followed by complex and nuanced whiskey notes that linger beautifully with a long-lasting smooth and sweet finish. The overall level of astringency has subsided and its body has further developed over the last year.

If you are looking to pair this tea with food, we recommend pairing with spicy food, such as ginger chicken, dry pepper fish, and lamb vindaloo. This tea also has been served at L'appart, a Michelin-starred restaurant in NYC that offers a French tasting menu prepared by chef Nicolas Abello.

Tasting Notes:  Bay leaf, smoked wood, honey

Terroir  Nadameng Reservoir, Bulang Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Elevation  5,600 ft
Age of Tea Tree  10-50 years

Vintage  Spring 2017
Aging Potential  40-60 years 


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Ingredients  Naturally Organic Raw Pu'er Tea

Brewing Guide  We recommend using Gaiwan teaware to enjoy the subtle changes in flavor over multiple infusions. To learn more about our brewing technique, visit Our Brewing.

Mansa Tea's Brewing Guide for [Bulang 2017] Raw Pu'er

Serving Size  Each serving (3g) can be steeped 6-8 times over a day

US Domestic Holiday Shipping Schedule

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25:

  • Standard Shipping - Thursday, December 16 before 2PM EST
  • UPS 3rd Day - Tuesday, December 21 before 4PM EST
  • UPS 2nd Day - Wednesday, December 22 before 4PM EST
  • UPS Next Day - Thursday, December 23 before 4PM EST

International Holiday Shipping Schedule:

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25: 

  • Express Shipping (Worldwide) - December 21
  • Standard Shipping (Canada) - December 7
  • Standard Shipping (UK) - December 13
  • Standard Shipping (Europe) - December 6
  • Standard Shipping (Australia / New Zealand) - November 19
  • Standard Shipping (Rest of the World) - December 1st


Delivery Timeline

Due to COVID-19, the updated delivery timeline is as follows:

  • US  2-5 business days
  • Canada  5-10 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)
  • Worldwide  10-20 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)

We ship out the next business day morning. 

For last-minute gifts, we recommend our digital gift cards.


Shipping Fee

Our regular shipping fee is as follows:

  • US  $5, or free shipping over $75 purchase
  • Worldwide  quoted at checkout, or free shipping over $150 purchase

All the international orders are fulfilled as DDP (Delivered Duty Paid). Pre-paying duties upfront allows international shipments to be delivered door to door and not held at the customs. 

If you wish to receive a more accurate quote for your international shipment, add the products you would like to purchase to the cart and head to the Checkout page. Once you fill out your address, you should see both the standard and express international DDP shipping costs.

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