2015 Laos shou bar
Laos shou bar is a tasty shou from Laos packed neatly into a 100g chocolate bar shape.
Origin, processing, trees
Northern Laos is a special tea place. It’s illegal to use pesticides, the environment is very pure since it’s really far away from industry, cities and highways and the Lao people are very simple, calm and happy which is continuing to the energy of the tea.
Taste, aroma, mouthfeel
The pure taste reminds me of Cloud Hidden but the tea is a bit lower quality than it.
Very vibrant taste, smooth with some wood and plum.
Mouthfeel is thick and oily like in a classically good shou.
Qi, TCM, my experiences
It has a thick and pleasant Qi like jumping to a warm bath.
According to TCM shou pu’er has a warming character.
Works best in a teapot (gong-fu or side-handle) but it’s also good boiled or brewed in a thermos.
The wholesaler has good stock of this tea.