2017 Nan Jian Tu Lin "Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick
Nan Jian Tu Lin tea factory (南涧土林茶厂) has a long history of more than 30 years producing Pu-erh teas. Their productions are often similar to Xiaguan productions in their choice of raw materials for wet piling, blending and processing techniques. Tu Lin brand fermented teas are well-known for their balanced flavor and sweet after-taste and complex flavor. A great choice for an everyday drinking ripe pu-erh tea.
This Lao Cha Tou brick is ultra smooth and sweet, being pressed from 2015-2017 cha tou, most of the wet pile taste is gone. Further aging will give this brick more complexity and flavor!
What is "Lao Cha Tou"?
Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typically during fermentation process to make ripe pu-erh there is a pile of tea about 1 meter high. It is kept wet to allow the fermentation process and the pile is turned every few days to allow for an even degree of fermentation, moving the tea from the bottom of the pile (where it is hotter and wetter) to the top of the pile where it is cooler and drier. The "cha tou" are the leaves that ball up and get stuck together. The best cha tou are ones that have not been over-fermented and are smaller in size.
Net Weight: 250 grams per brick
Ingredients: Yunnan Large leaf varietal fermented pu-erh
Produced by Nan Jian Tulin Tea Factory