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The King's Seal Raw Pu-erh Tea

2020 vintage - spring harvest

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Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
Grade: Premium
Production area: LaoBanzhang, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
Pu-erh tea from LaoBanzhang has long earned the reputation of “The King of Pu-erh.” The tea from this region is very assertive. As soon as the tea enters the mouth, the bitterness that one feels almost immediately transforms into a subtle sweet sensation. It arouses our taste buds and awakens our senses, reasons why pu-erh enthusiasts are so enamored with tea from this region. LaoBanzhang has become one of the most renowned pu-erh-producing regions in Yunnan in recent decades, attracting many pu-erh enthusiasts to make a pilgrimage to this area. Its increased value prompted counterfeit LaoBanzhang pu-erh to flood the market. Accordingly, pu-erh enthusiasts often express cynicism about the amount of genuine LaoBanzhang leaves that are actually in a LaoBanzhang labeled cake.

In January 2020, renowned Teamaster Vesper Chan and Ge’er, the most prominent tea farmer in LaoBanzhang, collaborated in an effort to realize Master Chan’s dream of creating a cake made with pure genuine LaoBanzhang leaves. He named this cake The King’s Seal, representing the esteemed status of LaoBanzhang.

The King’s Seal is worthy of its name in every aspect, from the profound aroma of the dry leaves to the scent left in an emptied cup that is reminiscent of cotton candy. From the first sip, this pu-erh stimulates the saliva glands and moistens the whole mouth. A minty sensation (called gan) follows that permeates the mouth and prompts a feeling of calm and a slowing of time so that one can savor the joy this tea offers.

The quilted wooden box and blue canisters as shown in the photos are included with the sale of the cake.

***The King's Seal cake is by special order only. 

The King's Seal Raw Pu-erh - 10 grams $48.00 The King's Seal Raw Pu-erh - 680 gram cake plus a 50 gram sample cake $2,799.00


1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
10 sec.
3rd BREW
20 sec.
4th BREW
30 sec.
5th BREW
40 sec.
6th BREW
1 min.
7th BREW
3 min.
8th BREW
6 min.
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Customer Comments:

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King Spirit 09/24/2020
By Raul Guzman
What can I say about such a prestigious area that hasn’t already been said. Fearful that my experience in the puerh world is still novice I respectfully leave the tastings to the buyer. I will leave you with thoughts of wonders as I sipped the King. I felt as my ego melted away as the session went for 4 hours. My gratitude to Linda and the masterful hands that crafted the “The Kings Seal”.
Our responseMy gratitude to you as well. I agree. This tea is something else.
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Excellent 10/21/2022
By J.K.
Excellent! I drank 10 gms of the lao ban zhang.
Went forever. Over 20 steepings.
First 5 I did at 200 F as you directed.
Very soft Qi like a fluffy cloud around the body.
After that, I pushed it to 205 F. Flash steepings. A lot of energy and really delicious. Thank you :).

Our responseThank you for the glowing review! I appreciate it very much.
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Scrumptious Tea 12/25/2020
By JF Schnaithmann
There is no way I can describe the pleasure I got from this tea. Just a scrumptious juicy delight full of resonating flavor and powerful warming energy. Wow!
Our responseI agree. This tea has to be the pinnacle of pu-erh tea.