2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Bang Dong" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Autumn 2010 leaves from a 80 to 100 year old wild arbor tea trees!
Bang Dong Village (邦东寨) is situated in the county Mengku, Lincang prefecture. Bang Dong is a small village not far from the now famous Bing Dao village, at an altitude of 1600 meters. Our production is made entirely from the tea picked by one family and their small ancestral tea garden which consists of tea trees growing naturally, between 2 and 3 meters tall.
Tea from Bang Dong has many of the typical Mengku characteristics including a high level of aroma, strong and pungent cha qi and kind of flowery aroma. When young this tea is somewhat astringent, with slight bitterness and a thick nutty sweet after-taste.
Our Autumn production is from slightly different area of Bang Dong and is a little different from our spring production both in appearance, cha qi and taste.
Our Autumn production is entitled "Autumn Aroma" (秋香), each cake is stone-pressed by traditional method and dried with low temperature air drying. The cakes are then wrapped in special paper that is very thick and sturdy. Hand-Made by Dai minority families in Xishuangbanna! Each tong of 7 cakes is wrapped in bamboo leaf!
Tea weight: 400 grams
Vintage: October 2010 material, December 2010 pressing
Quantity: 210 cakes in total produced (84 kg)
Area: Bang Dong Village of Lincang