2009 Yunnan Sourcing Pu-erh Teas
2006 Autumn mao cha from the village of Man Nong (曼弄寨), near to He Kai (贺开) about 20km north of Ban Zhang(班章). The tea is entirely wild arbor and features large leaves, sturdy with thick veins. The tea is typically Bu Lang but has mellowed significantly due to its storage as un-compresssed mao cha in hot and humid Banna.
You Le Mountain (aka Ji Nuo mountain基诺山) is situated east of Jing Hong city about halfway between Jing Hong and Yi Wu. The tea was picked and processed entirely by hand by the growers themselves in the the village of Long Pa (龙怕).
Man Zhuan area teas are known for their special thick aroma and a taste that with age becomes stronger and more textured. This tea comes from wild arbor trees between 80 and 100 years old growing on a sunny south facing slope.
We have been selling and enjoying Mang Fei mountain teas since 2006, so we decided to use premium quality first flush spring leaves from Mang Fei mountain and press our own cakes. This tea cake titled simply "Mang Fei" (忙肺) is made entirely from March 2009 picked tea leaves!