2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Ba Wai Village" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Ba Wai Village is in Mengku County of Lincang. It's 1.9 kilometers (as the crow flies) southeast of Bing Dao village in the highlands on the eastern side of the Mengku River. Bing Dao on the western side of the river is at 1550 meters altitude, whereas Bai Wai is at 1800+ meters altitude.
The Ba Wai Village tea garden tea trees where our material comes from are 100-250 years old and grow naturally without human intervention. The trees are typical Mengku large leaf varietal that have grown in this area of Yunnan since ancient times. The leaves are olive green, thick and stout. The brewed tea is thick and sweet with bitterness that fades and transforms into something cooling and lubricating in the mouth and throat.
A total of 34 kilograms in total was produced. We pressed these tea cakes with a stone-press and used low-temperature drying to preserve the integrity of the tea.
Net Weight: 400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Harvest time: April 2016
Harvest Area: Ba Wai village, Mengku county, Lincang Prefecture
Total Production amount: 39 kilograms
Wrapper design by Ronald Visser (Netherlands)
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.