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Wisdom of the Ancients: Single-Tree Pu'erh Cake

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Regular price $89.00
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These rare single-tree Sheng Pu’erh cakes are made from a 300+ year old tree in a wild harvest pu'erh forest. We’ve “adopted” this tree, so all of the leaves harvested in a year are made into these exclusive cakes. A perfectly balanced tea from authentic sun-dried fermentation, that will get finer with age.


Delicate, Earthy, Floral, Complex

Health Benefits: 

Antioxidant-Rich: The Wisdom of the Ancients Green Pu'erh cake, being a pure form of green Pu'erh tea, is abundant in antioxidants. These antioxidants support your body's ability to combat oxidative stress, contributing to overall health.

Digestive Aid: Green Pu'erh is recognized for its digestive benefits. This particular tea, with its unique processing from a single ancient tree, may enhance digestion, offering a soothing effect on the stomach and fostering a harmonious balance within.

Natural Energy: Boasting a moderate caffeine level, this tea provides a sustained energy boost. It's an ideal choice for those seeking a natural lift without the unease sometimes caused by coffee. Its balanced caffeine content invigorates the mind, keeping you alert and focused throughout your day.

Heart Health Support: The inherent properties of Pu'erh tea have been linked to cardiovascular benefits. Regular consumption of this tea may contribute to heart health by aiding in the management of cholesterol levels.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before adding new products to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication.

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Returns Policy:

  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
  • Steepware Returns: For unopened/unused Steepware, we offer store credit (minus the cost of return shipping) within 30 days of your delivery date.
  • Incorrect or Damaged Items: If you received an incorrect or damaged item, please contact us via call or email within 30 days of your delivery date, and we will rectify the problem immediately!
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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
1 min
per 8 oz. water

Tasting Notes:

If you’re a fan of our award-winning Wild Harvest Green Pu’erh, then this is a treat that will indulge your “raw” pu’erh passion even deeper. These vintage sheng Pu’erh cakes are made from the most ancient tree in the forest where Wild Harvest Green Pu’erh grows, in a special region of Yunnan. We were so smitten by this tree that we’ve “adopted” it, and all of the new leaves it produces in a year are harvested and made into these exclusive, single-tree cakes bearing our name. Blending the leaves from the autumn and spring seasons produces a perfectly well-balanced and mouthwatering tea using the most authentic and natural sun-dried fermenting method. The age of the tree brings a depth of character that reveals layers of minerality alongside smooth floral notes of honeysuckle with hints of orchid. These cakes are of stunning visual beauty. Ready to drink now, and even better if aged in a cool, dark place.

Ingredients: green pu'erh tea from a single ancient tree


  • Raw Sheng Pu'erh Tea
  • Origin: China, Yunnan Province
  • Global Tea Championships - Silver Medal
  • Traditional Green Pu'erh
  • Yields over 150 servings per cake
  • AND leaves can be re-infused 5+ times gongfu style
  • To Steep: Break off a piece of tea from the cake (roughly 1 tsp), Steep for 1 minute using 175 degrees F water
  • Lifestyle-Friendly: Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Organic
  • Caffeine: Medium
Alternatively, enjoy our raw sheng pu'erh in sachets or loose leaf form to fit your lifestyle.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Gorgeous flavor

Wow....I bought my 2021 cake last year, and I treasure my daily afternoon tradition of chipping off a piece of and steeping it gongfu style in my gaiwan. This cake tells a story...every steep is so complex and rich in flavor. I swear it offers something new every day. I can't wait for the release of the 2022 cake...I know it will be a favorite just as this one has been.

This tea goes a long way!

I love raw green puerh teas, and when I saw this one at under $100, I grabbed it, but wasn't sure what to expect at that price. Wow! It was a real treat. A single chunk (and there are probably 80 or more servings in a cake) steeped up brilliantly three times for me. So about $1 per three steeps... but beyond the value, it's smooooooth and tasty. The leaves from this ancient tree level the chi out oh so gently. Love this. Buying more!

Tasty cake

This is just as good as the loose-leaf pu’erh with the same mellow and smooth flavor. You can smell the grassiness but not taste it and overall the cake makes it easier to use but I find the taste the same. As with all the pu'erh blends I highly enjoyed this and would recommend it.


This tea cake is even better than the loose leaf green Pu’erh, which I didn’t think was possible... but it gives me more variety and intensity of tastes. The aroma is very similar, which I love, but the taste is several degrees higher. Fantastic experience. The price is actually a bargain compared to other ancient Tree sheng Pu’erh Cakes, and I couldn’t resist buying this one from the tea spots own tree. Glad I did, And so are my tea fiend friends!

Not the energy boost I was expecting

I drink pu'erh for the energy and after spending $89 for this cake, my expectations were high.
Unfortunately this product failed to deliver and I can barely feel the usual pu'erh kick.
Decent flavor though.

Hi, Ben! Thank you for taking the time to review our Wisdom of the Ancients: 2021 Single-Tree Pu'erh Cake. We're sorry that this product wasn't what you were expecting. A member of our customer service team will be in touch shortly via email to see if we can help.