2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Tang Hong Number 2" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
Our Man Tang Hong "Number 2" cake is composed from an average of grade 2 ripe tea leaves harvested from mature tea bushes in Mengku county (Lincang prefecture). The tea was picked in spring 2007 and fermented during the summer of 2007, then allowed to age for 4 years before being blended and pressed into these lovely cakes. 6 years of dry storage in Kunming has removed most of the "fermented flavor" (dui wei), leaving a full and round feeling in the mouth with hints of camphor. Being a medium level of fermentation, this tea is an appropriate candidate for longer-term aging during which time it will develop more smoothness and complexity.
Tea weight: 357 grams per cake (7 cakes per heavy-duty paper tong)