2016 Hai Lang Hao "Lao Man'e Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Spring 2016 harvested tea leaves that are 100% sourced from Lao Man'E Village (Bu Lang Mountains) tea from older tea trees. Hai Lang has long been active in Lao Man'E, Lao Ban Zhang and other Bu Lang villages. In 2008 he produced a Lao Ban Zhang and Lao Man'e blend called Lao Ban'e that has since become a classic in China and abroad.
Being pure Lao Man'e this tea is a bitter-fest. Not only is there strong bitterness, there is a strong aroma and very strong cha qi. The tea leaves are burly, and thick and go many many infusions before losing their flavor.
If you are looking to understand what pure Lao Man'e tea from older trees can be, then this is something worth trying. If you are looking for something to age for the long term as an alternative or complement to Lao Ban Zhang, then Lao Man'e is the natural choice!
Spring 2106 Harvest
400 grams per cake
Lao Man'e Village, Bu Lang Mountains in Menghai County of Xishuangbanna