2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

$96.00 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Brand Pu-erh

Suan Zao Shu village is one of the most remote villages in the Jinggu area, taking nearly 2 hours from Jinggu town to arrive there.  The winding dirt roads stop about 5 kilometers before you arrive and the remaining distance must be traversed by foot.  Suan Zao Shu village lies at an altitude of 1800 meters and is home to tea trees ranging in age from 50 years up to 400 years.  Our Suan Zao Shu tea cake is made from tea leaves harvested 200-300 year old tea trees in the Li family tea garden.

 

Suan Zao Shu tea is very strong in flavor, aroma and cha qi.  The flavor is that of fruit with a honey like sweetness and a touch of sour, as well as having a bitter and savory edge as well that adds to it's depth.  The aroma is hard to describe, brothy and mushroom-like.  This tea has very strong mouth-feel, returning taste (hui gan) and the cha qi is a bit stupefying (in a good way).  The brewed leaves are mostly dark olive in color, large (in scale), thick and stout stemmed.

 

Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.  

Wrapper design by Ronald Visser

400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)

40 kilograms in total

 

This tea has been tested in certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission.  For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.