2022 Yunnan Sourcing "You Le Mountain" White Tea Cake
This is a Spring 2022 harvested from You Le mountain! Instead of being processed into Pu-erh tea, it was processed into a spectacular white tea!
You Le Mountain (aka Ji Nuo mountain 基诺山) is situated east of Jing Hong city about halfway between Jing Hong and Yi Wu. The tea was picked and processed entirely by hand by the growers themselves in a protected area (国有林) near the village of Sheng Niu (生牛). The tea is tippy and healthy and is covered with downy silver fur. The raw material is almost entirely intact leaf and bud sets and so stone-compression was used to preserve the natural beauty of this tea.
The brew itself is full and round. The very characteristic You Le taste is present, fragrant with some floral notes, sweet and full in the mouth but with a vegetal bitterness present. An excellent single-estate You Le tea! Just 60 kilograms produced in total!
Wrapper Design by Theo Wilson
Net Weight: 357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Harvest/Pressing Time: April 2022
Harvest Area: Ya Nuo village of You Le mountain, Jing Hong Shi, Xi Shuang Banna prefecture of Yunnan
Total Production amount: 60 Kilograms
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.