I was recently in contact with Paul at White 2 Tea about reviewing some tea. One of the first things that struck me about White 2 Tea is their relaxed and nonpretentious approach to tea – especially when it comes to puerh. Their philosophy and attitude towards tea is basic and straight forward: they sell what they drink, can’t stand flowery tea stories and shun BS. White 2 Tea also has an excellent blog. It is particularly loaded with great information about puerh.
Being that White 2 Tea is dedicated to puerh, I felt compelled to try a puerh for my first review of one of their teas. I went with this raw 2006 puerh not only because I love the name and description, but I like that it has a little story: White 2 Tea found the square bricks unwrapped in storage in southern China and packaged and branded it ‘Old Bear’.
This is my kind of raw puerh: bold flavour and not loaded with sharpness or astringency that you find in some young raw puerh. It is a great tea for mornings, and it would really appeal to Lapsang Souchong drinkers. Additionally, it is great value for money, as the tightly compressed brick yields numerous infusions. You can hit on this tea all day
Retail price: 100 gram cake for $18 USD