2015 Spring "Da Xue Shan" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
A powerful first flush of Spring 2015 tea from 50-80 year old trees growing in Da Xue Shan area of Lincang (45 km west of Lincang City).
Da Xue Shan aka "Big Snow Mountain" is a high altitude area and perfect for growing tea. The neighboring "Da Xue Shan Reserve" is home to some of the oldest tea trees in Yunnan as well as Yunnan's own Black snub-nosed monkey.
The tea cake is pressed with a large mature leaf on the front of the cake (instead of a neifei) and is wrapped in a white wrapper. The cake is medium level of compression made by traditional stone press. The tea is very strong in taste and aroma. It is both bitter and astringent with a lasting huigan and somewhat over-powering cha qi.
357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)