2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Big Snow Mountain" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Entirely old arbor tea from early spring 2020! The tea leaves for this tea cake were picked from 100 to 200 years old tea trees growing wild in the Da Xue Shan (Big Snow Mountain) area of Mengku. Big Snow Mountain is a high altitude area that tops out at 2700 meters above sea level. The tea we used for this production is from an altitude of about 1900 meters on the southern slope of Big Snow Mountain (west of Mengku town). Big Snow Mountain of Mengku although having the same name as the Yong De Big Snow Mountain area is in fact not the same and quite distinct.
This year's Big Snow Mountain is composed of leaves harvested from naturally growing trees tha grow in a pure and unadulterated environment. The taste is strong and pungent, astringent and bitter, sweet and floral. The taste after drinking stays in the mouth and throat for a long time. The cha qi is surprisingly strong for such a young tea. If you are looking for a single estate raw pu-erh to age then this is an excellent choice!
An incredible value pu-erh which is both worthy to drink now or for the long-term. Clean and pure!
Each cake is stone-pressed by traditional method and dried with low temperature air drying.
This is from a completely different part of Big Snow Mountain and from much older trees than our much cheaper (but excellent) 2017 Big Snow Mountain cake!
There is a ripe pressing from "Big Snow Mountain" with the same wrapper here!
Previous Pressings of this tea listed below:
2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Big Snow Mountain" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Each tong of 7 cakes is wrapped in bamboo leaf!
Tea weight: 357 grams per cake
Vintage: Spring 2020 material
Quantity: 50 kilograms in total
Area: Big Snow Mountain of Mengku County, Lincang Prefecture
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.