12 years Banna aged ripe tea from Xinghai tea factory in Menghai (Xishuangbanna). This is a lovely pungent and thick Menghai area ripe tea that has matured to the point where it can be enjoyed as it was intended to be!
This brick is composed of an average of grade 7 leaves (some grade 5,7, and 9 leaf grade in there). The bricks were aged in a dryish storage condition in Guangdong, giving the bricks a nice semi-aged feel and no wet pile taste. Very easy to brew and difficult to over-brew.
An early Xinghai tea factory production composed of Menghai area (Bu Lang, Ba Da and Nan Nuo mountains) material! Aged to perfection in a dry Guangdong storage condition this ripe tea cake has that aged "chen xiang" taste and aroma.
This lovely ripe cake has been aged for 7 years in tropical Guangdong province of China. The tea has matured into a complex, sweet and aromatic affair. Would benefit from additional aging but can easily be enjoyed now.
The tea brews up a deep, dark but clear burgundy-brown tea soup. The taste is sweet with a expansive lubricating taste and feeling in the mouth. Both subtle and complex at the same time, a high quality tea leaf was used, each session lasting many infusions.