2019 Hai Lang Hao "Yi Bang Big Tree" Yi Wu Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick
Hai Lang has done it again. Hai Lang collected 230 kilograms of spring 2017 and spring 2018 harvested mao cha from mature trees 大树 near Yi Bang Village. Hai Lang then had the mao cha painstakingly small-batch wet piled to perfection. After 43 days of wet piling in a Menghai area tea factory, this light fermentation ripe pu-erh tea was stored for many months before being pressed (in 2019) into these 500 gram bricks.
Yi Bang Village is a famous Yi Wu area village that is known for its mixed leaf varietal (中小叶种) assamica, which is a naturally occurring hybrid of assamica. Yi Bang is totally unique with a strong aroma, thick buttery mouth-feel, and long lasting sweet after-taste!
Hai Lang is a pu-erh dealer and producer who has been around for 20 years. He's unapologetically direct and cares more about quality and one upmanship than he does about anything else. This is a good quality in a pu-erh producer, and it's that very quality that allowed him to undertake the expense and the risk to wet pile such a tea as Yi Bang!
500 grams per brick
Pressed in 2019