2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Shan Hou" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

$69.00 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

"Shan Hou Gu Shu" (lit. Behind the Mountain Old Tree) is a mountainous area in Jinggu County of Simao where 100-250 year old tea trees are growing.  Shan Hou tea trees are Assamica varietal growing wild without intervention.  Tea is harvested only twice a year, not 4 times a year like in many places.  This gives the tea more strength, body, aroma and cha qi!

 

Shan Hou tea is thick and sweet with a strong pungent almost savory mushroom broth-like texture and taste.  Very infusable tea that gains intensity gradually and then platueas gradually petering out.  Goes 10-12 infusions!  

 

April 2016 harvest

58 kilograms in total

400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)

Stone-Pressed in the traditional manner

Wrapper Design by Ronald Visser

 

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.