2006 "Pasha Mountain Gu Shu" Guangdong Aged Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
This is a spring 2006 Pasha Mountain raw pu-erh tea cake that has been aged in Guangdong dry storage condition for about 11 years. The taste is smooth and mellow with good body and strong mouth-feel. There is a lingering camphor taste that has developed with age, and the tea soup is copper colored. There is a good balance of bitterness and astringency that has dissipated considerably due to it's age and storage condition. This tea is recommended for those who like strong teas with a good balance of age and complexity.
Each tong of 7 cakes is wrapped in bamboo leaf!
Tea weight: 357 grams (+/- 10 grams)
Vintage: Spring 2006
Producer: Ban Zhang Lao Zhai Tea Factory
Area: Pasha Mountain area of Menghai County, Xishuangbanna
** cake wrapper is bug bitten and may have dust and detritus on it. If you are sqeamish don't buy this tea!
About Pasha Mountain:
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 sameas 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. Pasha organic arbor tea is made from selected ancient arbor leaves grown at an elevation of 1700 meters on Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain in Menghai county.