2017 Guan Zi Zai "Jingmai Mountain" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Guan Zi Zai is a small Xishuangbanna based tea producer that specializes in Banna teas like Yi Wu, Nan Nuo, Mengsong, Bu Lang, Pa Sha and others.
This Jingmai production is composed of first flush of spring 2017 tea leaves harvested from plantation bushes growing in the Jing Mai mountains. It's not a single village tea, but rather a blend of teas from several Jing Mai area villages.
The taste is typically Jing Mai small-large leaf varietal. Sweet, floral, with a mushroom earthy body. A nice counterpoint to the stronger Bu Lang and Nan Nuo teas in this series.
This is a good economical tea with strength and complexity that is both a good example of it's region, and a worthwhile candidate for aging.
357 grams per cake