2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Cha Wang" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Our very first Yi Wu blend! Entirely autumn harvested old arbor teas from Yi Wu area, both large and small leaf varietals. We feel that this blend has everything a good pu-erh should have. It's got sweetness, bitterness, astringency, floral, nutty, and orchid aroma. It's got a very strong cha qi and very long lasting after-taste. Cha Wang means "King of Tea" and we feel this is worthy of that title!
This tea was compressed in a small tea factory in Yi Wu town where unusually large 40 kilogam stone presses were used. Low temperature (35C) “baking” was used to dry these cakes after the compression process thus preserving their integrity! In total just 30 kilograms of this tea has been produced. We have delayed sales of this cake for more than 4 weeks to allow the water vapor from pressing to dissipate. Further aging will only improve this wonderful tea!
Just 15 kilos in total produced!
October 2016 Harvested tea.
250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
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.