Skip to product information
1 of 11


2023 Lu Shui Tang Ancient Tree Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake 200g

2023 Lu Shui Tang Ancient Tree Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake 200g

Regular price €63,75 EUR
Regular price €74,95 EUR Sale price €63,75 EUR
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Email me when available

A raw pu erh tea cake made from tea leaves harvested from ancient trees surrounding the Lu Shui Tang village in the Mengku tea region. Its texture is smooth and thick, and it features a layered green floral aroma, with a sweet and minty fresh aftertaste.

In addition to its delicious flavour, this tea possesses powerful tea energy (cha qi), which improves mood, enhances mental clarity, and promotes relaxation for a meditative state of mind.

The Final Station of our Mengku Voyage

In 2022/2023 our pu erh tea sourcing efforts were focused on the Mengku tea region, known for its vast ancient tea forests. After visiting 10 villages and 13 tea gardens, and tasting over a hundred teas, we've selected only the best material to become part of our in-house tea cake selection.

As a result of our Mengku tea region exploration, we previously launched our Ba Nuo and Zheng Qi Tang tea cakes. Now, with the Lu Shui Tang cake, our journey through Mengku comes to an end. This premium cake is beloved by the entire Teasenz team, and we are excited to share it with you.

Lu Shui Tang

Lu Shui Tang is a tiny village that falls under the jurisdiction of the nearby larger village called Dongguo, located west of the river in Mengku. At an altitude of about 2300m above sea level, the village is surrounding by nature and clouds.

Premium Processing

Every processing step involved to produce this cake is executed with great care.

  • Manual processing: The tea leaves were handpicked and manually processed during the end of September 2023. This is why you won't find many broken leaves in our tea cake.
  • Aging in loose form: While most pu erh teas are directly compressed into cakes, Teasenz' signature process involves initial storage of the tea leaves in loose form. This allows for uniform initial aging and faster accumulation of aroma. While many producers avoid this step to save cost and storage space, we believe this results in a superior product.
  • Steaming and stone-pressing: In the middle of January 2024, the tea leaves are steamed and stone-pressed into round cakes.
  • Double wrapping: Once the cakes are carefully dried, they are wrapped in two layers of paper to allow for optimal further aging. A set of 5 cakes are then wrapped in 'tongs' using sustainable bamboo sheets to protect the cakes during transportation.


  • Origin: Lu Shui Tang village, Mengku, Yunnan
  • Harvest: Autumn 2023
  • Total harvest quantity: 40kg (200 cakes)
  • Picking method: hand picked
  • Compression: Loosely stone-pressed in Jan 2024
  • Tea type: raw pu erh tea
  • Tea shape: tea cake
  • Weight: approx. 200g

How to Steep

Traditional steeping method

We recommend to steep 5 grams of this tea with 100ml of water at 95ºC for 10 seconds for the first 5 steeps. Afterwards, gradually increase the steeping time.

Western steeping method

For Western steeping, we recommend to steep 4 gram of tea leaves with 500ml of water for 1.5 minutes. For the second and third steep, apply a 2.5 and 4 minute steeping time, respectively.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

View full details

Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.