This Lao Cha Tou (lit. old tea nuggets) ripe pu-erh tea is wet piled from premium spring 2018 harvested Bu Lang area tea leaves. This brews up an incredibly potent and rich chocolateley tea. It can be steeped a ridiculous number of times.
This comes in a clay jar which contains 60 grams of tea, and is perfect for storing and aging the tea! It also makes an awesome gift!
Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typically during fermentation process to make ripe pu-erh there is a pile of tea about 1 meter high. It is kept wet to allow the fermentation process and the pile is turned every few days to allow for an even degree of fermentation, moving the tea from the bottom of the pile (where it is hotter and wetter) to the top of the pile where it is cooler and drier. The "cha tou" are the leaves that ball up and get stuck together. The best cha tou are ones that have not been over-fermented and are smaller in size (like these).
2018 Harvested, wet piled in 2019.
From the Bu Lang area of Menghai County (Xishuangbanna, Yunnan).
60 Grams of tea in each jar.