2013 Hai Lang Hao "Half Ripe Yi Wu Mountain" Pu-erh Tea Cake

$78.00 USD

Brand: Hai Lang Hao

This is a Spring 2013 Yi Wu cake that was wet-piled for about 25 days (instead of the full 45 days).  This is what's called half-fermented or half ripe pu-erh tea (半发酵普洱), a process first popularized in the late 1990's.  The tea soup is a light brown color that's clear, the smell is sweet and earthy... but without that wettish fermentation smell.  The taste has character of both ripe and raw pu-erh and retains an Yi Wu region sweetness and charm.  This is a tea that can be enjoyed now but to reach it's full potential would need another 5 to 10 years.

Region specific and small batch half-ripened teas such as this production are very rare and provide tea drinkers an opportunity to explore a little-known side of Pu-erh.

357 grams per cake, 7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong