2009 Yunnan Sourcing "Nostalgia" Raw Pu-erh Tea of Jingmai Mountain
This is the final Yunnan Sourcing production for 2009. Fall tea harvested in mid-October from Mang Jing village in the Jing Mai mountains was used. Jing Mai mountains are located in the county of Lancang in the Simao Prefecture. Jing Mai area tea trees are some of the oldest in existence and despite popular are not entirely large-leaf varietal (大叶种) but rather a mix of large and small leaf varietal "zhong ye zhong" (中叶种).
This little tea cake was stone-pressed, this medium to low level of compression is perfect for aging quickly in drier climates. Less compression will allow the leaves to be pried from the cake easier and will preserve the integrity of the leaves for brewing.
We allowed this to age about a month before offering to our customers! The brewed tea is delicious full of thick and sweet after-taste. There is some bitterness present but this being a fall harvest wild arbor tea its not over-powering. With age this will develop more textured characteristics!
Just 20 kilograms in total!
Fall 2009 Harvest * Stone-Pressed
Vintage: Fall 2009
Harvest area: Mangjing Village of Jing Ma