2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Mu Shu Cha" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
From the same families as our Spring 2011 and 2012 production but entirely Autumn 2012 harvest material!
"Mu Shu Cha" (母树茶) refers to the mother tea trees of Mengku where the oldest and most primitive Yunnan Large Leaf varietal tea trees still flourish. Our Mu Shu comes from 100-300 year old tea trees growing near Bingdao village in the south of Mengku county of Lincang.
This tea cake is an intense cha qi filled experience for the drinker. It is powerful with some astringency and bitterness, that is moderated by it's old tree origins. First flush and picked fairly early in the growth stage makes this tea a pungent and floral affair. Even with just a few months of aging as mao cha we have noticed a distinctive "兰香" orchid aroma and taste. A strong tea that will likely cause tea drunkeness in even the most seasoned lovers of young sheng!
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)