Chen Sheng Hao is a brand of Pu-erh that was started in 2008 by Mr. Chen Sheng He, a long time tea drinker and Guangdong native. In 2008 he signed a contract with more than 100 Lao Ban Zhang villagers for exclusive rights to their harvest. It was after this that Chen Sheng Hao brand pu-erh became known and soon after he began to produce teas from Yi Wu, Naka, Nan Nuo and Bu Lang as well.
Chen Sheng Yi Hao (lit. Number 1) is a blend of premium Menghai area teas that was masterfully blended by Mr. Chen Sheng He. It's powerful, full in the mouth, but very smooth and lubricating, not harsh at all. This is a good choice if you are looking for a blended cake that will age well and outperform a standard Da Yi or Xiaguan production.
The tea has been stored in Guangdong since 2012 and the hot and humid storage has helped it along by transforming it's bitter and astringent character into something rich and complex. It's fruity, nutty and has a chicken soup thickness to it. There is definitely still a fair amount of astringency and bitterness with this tea, but that's expected, and needed for this tea to continue to age and grow in stature.
400 grams per cake!
2012 Spring Harvest