2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Si He Zhai" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Si He Zhai? Never heard of it? That's because it doesn't exist. Our Si He Zhai (aka Four Harmonized Villages) tea cake is a blend of tea from four different villages, entirely from Spring 2016 first flush tea leaves!
Si He Zhai is a powerful tea that is intended for longer term aging. It has bitterness and astringency, but this is balanced by a textured, filling and lubricating mouth-feeling that stays with the drinker well after the tea session has ended. The aroma is strong and pungent and on a warm day will fill the room with it's nectar-like aroma. Being from old arbor and wild arbor tea trees the leaves are thick and stout and hold up well to multiple infusions. Stone pressed in the traditional manner, dried with low temperature drying process, individually wrapped in Dai minority hand-crafted paper and then meticulously packed into bamboo leaf tongs for collection and long-term storage. Si He Zhai is a powerful blended tea cake composed of high quality material but priced affordably for those who wish invest in high quality tea.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Wrapper Art and Design by Ronald Visser
Vintage: April 2016 material
Quantity: 200 cakes in total produced (80 kg)
Source Material Area: Lincang
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.