2006 Guoyan "Golden Pig" Wild Arbor Pu-erh Tea Cake
Brand: Mengyang Guoyan
A cake to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The golden Pig symbolizes a once in 60 years event, when the year of the Pig coincides with the 12 year cycle of Gold. A very lucky year indeed, so much so that this is the favored year to bear children. Un-married men and women who were born in the year of the Pig (24 years old) often wear red socks and undies with the hope it will aid their search for the right mate!
This cake is composed entirely of Nan Nuo Mountain wild arbor material. It was extremely well-processed, broken leaves are few and it was carefully compressed with a stone mould.
The Mengyang Guoyan tea factory is based in Jinghong but takes most of its raw material from Xi Shuang Banna and more specifically from Menghai area. The director of the factory Ms. Dong is steeped in Pu-erh tea history. She is a Dali native but after graduating from the Yunnan Agricultural University went to work at the Menghai Tea factory as a master tea blender. She worked there for more than 8 years before starting the Mengyang Guoyan tea factory back in 2003. Ms. Dong's aim is to produce a variety of medium to very high quality pu-erhs for drinking and works hard to control the distribution of Guoyan products so that they won't be victimized by speculators!
Producer: Meng Yang Guo Yan Tea Factory
Vintage: First Flush Spring 2006
Production area: Nan Nuo Mountain of Menghai