2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Ye Cha" Single Grove Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
This year we were very lucky to be able to get about 6300 grams of tea from a small grove of wild trees growing near Bang Dong village in Lincang. First flush tea was picked over the period of about 2 weeks. After processing into mao cha and harmonizing (the teas picked on different days are all blended together), the tea leaves were steamed and pressed into just 25 cakes!
The tea brews up a thick full-bodied tea soup that is incredibly complex. Sweet, bitter, lightly floral with umami and the slightest feeling of brine. Steeps many many times! An incredibly balanced tea with strong cha qi!
Net Weight: 250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Harvest time: April 2019
Harvest Area: Bang Dong county, Lincang Prefecture
Total Production amount: 6.3 kilograms (25 cakes)
Wrapper Illustration by Patrik Benedičič
There is a 2018 picking of this tea that was made into dragon balls which is available here!
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.
Videos showing this old grove!