2013 Bao He Xiang "Yan Yun" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
This is a blend that emphasizes taste, aroma and cha qi. Li Wen Hua has intentionally left us in the dark as to the exact origins of the teas used in this blend. The tea is titled "Yan Yun" (岩韵 rock song) which refers to it's thick mineral taste, and thick silky and viscous mouth-feel. The tea has aged for almost 5 years in Guangdong and the tea soup is a golden-orange color. Cleanly stored but more aged feeling than comparably Kunming aged tea. Nice balanced blend that is already showing that aging is what it's meant for!
Li Wen Hua is a long time Pu-erh veteran, he's been producing pu-erh for Xinghai Tea Factory (1996-2004) and then later worked for the Menghai Tea Factory as a master tea blender from 2004 to 2008. Several Da Yi brand ripe and raw blends can be credited to Li Wen Hua. In 2011 Li Wen Hua founded the Bao He Xiang 宝和祥 Brand of Pu-erh Tea with a distinct focus on creating high quality blended ripe and raw pu-erhs as well as single mountain blends as well. Bao He Xiang is a relatively small brand with productions ranging from 250 kilograms to 2000 kilograms in total.
357 Grams per cake
2013 Spring Harvested Tea
** 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!