2018 Bao He Xiang "Yi Wu An Xiang" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
An Xiang (暗香) means something like "Ineffable Aroma". Li Wen Hua named this tea as such to allude to an unusual and special aroma and taste in this Yi Wu tea. Sometimes "An Xiang" could be translated as "Secret Aroma". In this case we were told that his special blend of Yi Wu tea contains a lesser amount of Xi Gui tea (a famous Lincang tea village known for it's powerful "cool in the mouth" tea).
This tea was pressed from 2014 Spring Harvested tea from Yi Wu and Xi Gui and also was pressed and wrapped in white paper until it was re-wrapped in 2018. From 2014 until now the tea has been stored in Guangdong! Also, we purchase only one tong a time, so the tea will keep it's Guangdong stored character.
Li Wen Hua is a long time Pu-erh veteran, he's produced 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
Spring 2014 Harvest
** 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!