2021 Yunnan Sourcing "Han Gu Di" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Han Gu Di village is one of the more remote villages in the Jinggu area, taking nearly 1.5 hours from Jinggu town to arrive there. Although there is a road that goes there, it's nearly impassible during the rainy season. Han Gu Di village lies at an altitude of 1700 meters and is home to tea trees ranging in age from 80 years up to 500 years. Our Han Gu Di tea cake is made from tea leaves harvested 150-350 year old tea trees.
Our Spring 2021 Han Gu Di harvested tea is very strong tea, and from some of the oldest trees in our offering! The taste is bitter, sweet and savory. There is a creamy edge to the tea when it first enters the mouth. There is a strong mouth-watering feeling after drinking a few cups and the taste/feeling lingers in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes after enjoying it. The Cha Qi is strong, but grounding. The brewed leaves are mostly dark olive in color, large (in scale), thick and stout stemmed.
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
Wrapper design by Dave Bailey
Pressed on June 16th 2021
357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
40 kilograms in total
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 404 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 404 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 404 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.