2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Queen of Yi Wu" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
We are proud to announce our second Yi Wu area ripe pu-erh tea cake produced under the Yunnan Sourcing Brand! We used spring 2018 plantation and wild arbor Yi Wu area tea leaves that were expertly wet piled in Menghai to press this tea cake.
This is a medium-lightly wet piled ripe tea, so it's one that will age very gradually and will take somewhat longer to lose it's wet pile taste. That being said it's an excellent candidate for longer term aging due to it still having alot of sheng greenness to it.
It's not a graded ripe pu-erh, but rather just all the the different grades mixed together with only the coarsest leaves removed. The result is a rich, thick and textured tea that is both totally unique and very complex in taste, aroma and cha qi.
The dog featured on the wrapper (a Doberman) is my lovely Lucy who has traveled to Yi Wu twice in her life! Naturally she is the "Queen" of this fine tea producing area!
Wrapper Design by Giovanni Crispino
Pressed in November 2018
250 Grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Limited to just 100 kilograms in total (400 cakes)
Region: Yi Wu Mountains of Xishuangbanna (Yunnan)
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.