2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Tea Flowers" White Tea Cake
A lovely old arbor (古树白茶) white tea cake made from Autumn 2022 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Bang Dong, Lincang), and then blended with tea flowers 茶花 from the same garden!
We have been working closely with a family in Man Gang for several years now and have asked them to help us pick and process a white tea and blend with tea flowers from the same garden from their old arbor family tea garden! The result is a lightly processed and sun-dried white tea that is delicious to drink, sweet and thick, aromatic, and bubbling with cha qi!
This lovely tea was pressed into a 250 gram tea cake with a medium+ level of compression to lock in the aroma and flavors of tea, allowing for a gradual aging over time. You can store like you would a pu-erh cake (and can be stored alongside raw pu-erh or black tea cakes), or if you prefer it to stay the way it is you can seal it up. Ideally a clay jar or wooden box with some/minimal air flow would be best! We do recommend that you store in a low humidity environment to prevent the hatching of larvae. No pesticides were used on the tea or tea flowers which means that if the cake is stored in high heat and high humidity it could lead to larvae hatching on the tea flowers. If stored properly this will not happen. We recommend keeping it below 25C temp and below 60% RH.
Net Weight: 250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Harvest time: October 2022
Harvest Area: Man Gang village, Bang Dong county, Lincang Prefecture
Total Production amount: 100 kilograms
Wrapper Illustration by Benjamin Denkert
In total 4 cakes were produced in this 2022 series from Man Gang village:
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 404 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 404 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 404 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.