This is a new pressing of 2017 harvested and early 2018 wet piled tea leaves from Mengku in Lincang. The wet piling was done is Mengku area using spring water. This is an average of Grade 3 tea leaves (read our short article here on leaf grade/size), giving this a nice balanced profile.
The taste is earthy, sweet, tobacco, and fruit. Very nice robust tea that will improve dramatically in the next few years as it loses it's wet pile taste.
Cha Nong Hao Brand (lit. Tea Farmer Brand 茶农号) is a small project of Ms. Guo, a Yunnan local tea aficionado. She's been involved in the Pu-erh tea world for many years but is finally doing her own small batch pressings of ripe and raw pu-erh teas that she has sourced through her many travels in the tea mountains of Yunnan!
250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
August 2018 Pressing