2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Ma" Wild Arbor Pu-erh Tea Cake
This Autumn white label YS production is made entirely from wild arbor tea growing in Bang Ma village, Mengku county of Lincang. Bang Ma village is very remote, with roads ending about 8 kilometers from the village. Bang Ma tea trees are wild and some ancient. The tea for our production was picked from tea trees between 60-200 years of age growing naturally. Bang Ma being a neighbor village to Bing Dao is inhabited by Wa people and is at an altitude of about 1700 meters, the surrounding hills contain many wild tea trees which grow to an altitude of about 2100 meters. Our Bang Ma is exceptionally rich in aroma and cha qi, there is some astringency and bitterness but this is moderated by it's wild origin.
This tea was pressed in Mengku town, as it was a spur of the moment trip and production we did not press with YS wrapper and ticket!
Cake weight: 357 grams