2013 Bao He Xiang "Zi Yun Gui" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
"Zi Yun Gui" is a cake pressed entirely from Xi Gui area (Mang Lu Mountain near Bang Dong in Lincang prefecture) material from mature tea trees and old tea trees. The character of this tea is very distinct from other pu-erh teas, which is why "Xi Gui" has become rather famous. Li Wen Hua's offers us a Xi Gui tea with a strong full taste, some slight bitterness up front, that quickly transforms into a creamy sweet thick tea soup. The body is incredibly full and there is a sweetness that comes quickly after the tea enters the mouth and throat (hui gan). The "cha qi" is strong but very pleasant and tranquil.
The tea has been aged in Guangzhou since 2016 where it's been cleanly stored.
Li Wen Hua is a long time Pu-erh veteran, he's been producing pu-erh for Xinghai Tea Factory (1996-2004) and then later worked for the Menghai Tea Factory as a master tea blender from 2004 to 2008. Several Da Yi brand ripe and raw blends can be credited to Li Wen Hua. In 2011 Li Wen Hua founded the Bao He Xiang 宝和祥 Brand of Pu-erh Tea with a distinct focus on creating high quality blended ripe and raw pu-erhs as well as single mountain blends as well. Bao He Xiang is a relatively small brand with productions ranging from 250 kilograms to 2000 kilograms in total.
357 Grams per cake
2016 Spring Harvested Tea
Wrapped in Hand-Made Dai Minority paper.
** Some wrappers may be bug-bitten with little holes in the paper. There may also be some dust between the wrapper and the cake. Rinse tea once or twice briefly before drinking! If you are squeamish please don't order this tea!
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