2015 Hai Lang Hao "Gao Shan Chen Yun" Yi Wu Mountain Raw Pu-erh Tea
In Hai Lang's own words:
This is a plantation Yi Wu from Spring 2012, and it's been aged as Mao Cha for 3 years. It was discovered this year and I really enjoyed the tea and wanted to offer it as a bargain tea that would bring enjoyment without a heavy price tag. Many people would be fooled into thinking this was from old tea trees as the leaves are thick and stout and the tea soup is quite thick and full in the mouth.
The tea starts with a golden colored tea soup. The aroma is that of dried fruit, mushrooms and hay. The tea is balanced and thick from the get go, while retaining a decent power up to 7 or 8 infusions. While not up to the standard of more expensive old tree tea, this is nonetheless an enjoyable Yi Wu tea and thoroughly a bargain!
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
2012 Spring Material, 2015 Pressing (pressing date stamp is 2013... this is incorrect)
Pressed with Stone Press in the traditional manner