This is raw pu-erh tea brick from Pasha Mountain in Menghai. Harvested and pressed in 2004 and then aged in Jinghong (Xishuangbanna) until now, has given this tea a nice aged feel to it. Jinghong storage is typically fairly wet, and this brick could be a considered a "wet storage" pu-erh tea, while largely lacking any serious mustiness. There is a wet forest floor kind of aroma, that is complemented by mushroom soup and spices aroma and taste. Sweet, full-bodied, bitter, and spiced tastes jockey for your attention when drinking this tea!
Pasha in the Aini language means tall and straight forest. According to local people, Pasha was settled more than 300 years ago by people from the Jinghong and Damenglong area of Xishuangbanna. At that time the area had no villages or cultivated land within 10 kilometers and was dominated by vast mountains filled with giant ancient tea trees. The Aini people, through foresight and diligent work, created their home on this land, relying on tea to earn a living. Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain is located in Menghai county to the Southwest of Gelanghe Tea Mountain. The highest elevation is 1850 meters, with an average of 1700 meters (the same as Lao Banzhang mountain). There are currently around 1000 acres of tea under cultivation. One hundred thirty years ago, the current Banzhang settlement was founded by residents of Pasha who moved there to cultivate tea. Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain is shrouded in fog year-round and features abundant rainfall. The tea producing area lies between 1600 and 1800m elevation and is in an area of luxuriant growth with rich ground cover and fertile soil. Tea tree growth is extremely productive, with an early budding period and long harvest periods, producing large healthy tea leaves with striking silver tips -- excellent quality tea.
250 grams per brick