Hai Lang has done it again. Hai Lang collected 230 kilograms of spring 2016 and spring 2017 harvested mao cha from Gao Shan Zhai Village and had it painstakingly small-batch wet piled to perfection. After 43 days of wet piling in a Menghai area tea factory, this light fermentation ripe pu-erh tea was stored for many months before being pressed (in 2018) into these 1000 gram bricks.
Gao Shan Village is nestled in the Yi Wu mountains NNE of Yi Wu town and is one of the highest elevation villages in the Yi Wu range. Gao Shan village is inhabited by both Han and Yao people. Our material is the combined mao cha of two Yao families' tea gardens.
Hai Lang is a pu-erh dealer and producer who has been around for 20 years. He's unapologetically direct and cares more about quality and one upmanship than he does about anything else. This is a good quality in a pu-erh producer, and it's that very quality that allowed him to undertake the expense and the risk to wet pile such a tea as Yi Shan Mo.
1000 grams (1 kilogram) per brick
Pressed in 2018