2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Man Song" Yi Wu Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Man Song 曼松 Village has a history of more than 300 years! It became known in the Yongzheng period as a source for top pu-erh tea and in 1735 tea from the original grove of trees in Man Song became tribute tea and was picked and consumed only by the Emperor and his court. It's arguable that Man Song village tea is what put Yi Wu on the map and in the history books.
Like it's neighbor Yi Bang, Man Song tea trees are a mixed-leaf varietal with an incredibly elegant and complex character. Balanced bitter and sweet, astringent and lubricating, and with a strong long lasting hui gan.
Our Man Song tea was plucked in mid-October from 40 to 100 year old tea trees. Although not from old tea trees, the environment is pure and bio-diverse. If you have never tried Man Song tea then you'll find this is an excellent example of Man Song village tea.
250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Pressed with 30kg stone presses by traditional method!
15 kilograms in total (60 cakes!)
Wrapper Design by Neusa Trovoada of Portugal
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.