2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Bai Ni Shui" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
"Bai Ni Shui" is a small village to the southwest of Jinggu town in Simao prefecture. Bai Ni Shui (lit. White Mud Water) is situated at 1900 meters above sea level and has many old tea trees growing naturally without much human interference. Our production comes from 80-200 year old tea trees and is the first pluck of Spring 2020.
The dry leaf smells of mint and mushrooms. The brewed tea is thick-bodied with a pungent nut and mushroom aroma. The tea soup is viscous and yellow-gold in color. The taste is strong and penetrates the mouth and throat with a mushroom sweetness but is countered by a bitter/astringent layer that acts to circulate the taste and feeling thoughout the mouth and throat. Cha Qi is quite strong but not overpowering.
April 2020 harvest
60 kilograms in total
357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Stone-Pressed in the traditional manner
Wrapper Illustration by Jenny Heikkinen
To see previous Yunnan Sourcing releases from Bai Ni Shui Village see below:
2015 Yunnan Sourcing "Bai Ni Shui" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Bai Ni Shui" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Bai Ni Shui" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Bai Ni Shui" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
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.