2006 YiPinTang "Menghai Lao Shu" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
Yi Pin Tang is a brand and tea factory in Menghai town in Xishuangbanna. They specialize in Ripe Pu-erh and their wet piling process is overseen by Mr. Xu. Mr. Xu started his 15 year career with Menghai tea factory in the late 1980's, during which time he mastered the wet piling "wo dui" process.
This cake was pressed in 2006, from tea wet piled in 2005. The tea cakes were aged in Guangdong for 10 years and then brought to Kunming. This is a good example of a mature ripe that needs no further aging. It's very thick, sweet and rich in taste and brews up 10+ infusions easily when brewed gong fu style.
500 grams per cake!
** Some wrappers may be bug-bitten with little holes in the paper. There may also be some dust between the wrapper and the cake. Rinse tea once or twice briefly before drinking! If you are squeamish please don't order this tea!