2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Year of the Pig Blue Label" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
Ultra smooth ripe tea created from a wet pile batch composed of teas from Jingmai, Menghai, and Lincang (Mengku). The teas were harvested and processed into mao cha in their own areas and then sent to Menghai town where they were blended together and then wet piled for 42 days in October and November of 2018. We also refer to this tea as "San He Zhai" 三和寨 as it's a harmonious blend of tea from three distinct regions.
Unlike many large tea factory productions which are an intentional blend of varied leaf grades this is entirely composed of the wet-piled mao cha which was never run through a leaf grading machine.
This is a thick, sweet and creamy ripe tea, with a dark dense tea soup. The blend of various regions combined with a medium-light degree of wet piling gives this tea a subtle appeal due to its unusual complexity and warm cha qi.
250 Grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Pressed on April 25th 2019
Wrapper Design by Gianluca Francesconi
Only 160 Kilograms in total (640 cakes)
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.
Check out our tasting video below. This was recorded in February 2019 before we pressed the cake!