2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Teng Tiao Old Tree" Raw Pu-erh tea cake
Teng Tiao village (Rattan village) is located in Jing Gu county of Simao. The leaves used for our production come from the oldest stand of trees in the area (150-300 years old). The tea is first flush of spring and was picked in mid-April during the dry cool sunny weather that precedes the end of the monsoon season in southern Yunnan.
This is a unique tea because the cha qi is clean and strong but not overpowering. There is a nice grass and floral aroma in the first sips and very noticeable cooling sensation in the mouth and throat followed by a slight mouth-watering feeling from the tongue. The successive infusions become stronger and then even out. The leaves and stems are very burly and attest to their old tree origins.
Our Spring 2017 Teng Tiao is very strong and thick in the mouth. Perfectly balanced bitter, astringent and sweet. Long lasting mouthfeel and very infusable. This tea is a classic and will be sought after long after we've sold out of it.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
50kg in total produced
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.