2011 Yunnan Sourcing Pu-erh Teas
Gao Shan Village is nestled in the Yi Wu mountains NNE of Yi Wu town and is one of the highest elevation villages in the Yi Wu range. Gao Shan village is inhabited by both Han and Yao people. Sample available!
This tea was compressed in a small tea factory in Yi Wu town where unusually large 40 kilogam stone presses were used. Low temperature (35C) “baking” was used to dry these cakes after the compression process thus preserving their integrity!
Autumn tea leaves from 100-200 year old wild arbor tea trees growing near Xi Bang village in Lincang. An incredibly potent tea that gives a feeling of a autumn harvest Mu Su Cha. Strong mouth-feel (astringent and bitter) with cha qi to match. This tea was picked in October 2011 and stored as mao cha until May 2012 when it was pressed in Mengku...
Our production is entirely first flush of Autumn 2011 material from tea trees between 60 and 200 years old. The brewed leaves are stout and deep green in color. The tea brews up a thick golden tea soup with strong pungent aroma and abundant cha qi. If you enjoyed our 2010 Nan Nuo Ya Kou production I think you will find this is a nice contrast to that.
Our Autumn Pasha tea is from the southwest side of the mountain are growing at an altitude of about 1750 meters, making it one of the highest altitude teas in Xishuangbanna. The tea leaves come from old arbor tea trees that are on average 200 years old. Pasha tea has pronounced hairy buds and thick veined leaves.
Entirely wild arbor tea from late Autumn 2011! Tea leaves taken from 100-200 year old tea trees growing on Mang Fei mountain in Yong De county of Lincang. Full and stout one leaf to one bud ratio tea leaves. Mang Fei wild arbor tea has pronounced hairy buds and stout stems. The brewed leaves are a dark olive color.
Feng Yun is a blend of teas from three distinctly different areas of southern Yunnan. This blend is the the lighter of the three in taste. It sports a strong aroma, with a balanced astringency and bitterness. The mouth feeling is full and cooling. The tea can be infused 10 or more times. The brewed leaves differ in size and thickness attesting to...
We are pleased to present a wonderfully unique and enjoyable tea cake we call "Cha Qi". It's a blend of three Bu Lang villages with tea from both spring and autumn 2011 harvests. The tea itself is made from high quality wild arbor (abandoned plantation) and ancient arbor tea leaves.
San He Zhai? Never heard of it? That's because it doesn't exist. Our San He Zhai (aka Three Harmonized Villages) tea cake is a blend of tea from three villages and also from three different harvest times (Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, and Autumn 2011).
This tea cake is composed from late autumn harvest of purple tea from the Yi Wu mountains in Xishuangbanna. Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 20 to 30 years and growing at an altitude of 1500-1600 meters were carefully picked and processed into this lovely tea. Purple tea is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally...
We selected late Autumn 2011 wild arbor material from the village of "Gua Feng Zhai" (刮风寨), one of the remotest villages in the area it is literally just a few kilometres from the Laos-Yunnan border. The road to Gua Feng Zhai is just a dirt track that is only accessible by motorcycle if its raining.
Our Man Tang Hong "Number 2" cake is composed from an average of grade 2 ripe tea leaves harvested from mature tea bushes in Mengku county (Lincang prefecture). The tea was picked in spring 2007 and fermented during the summer of 2007, then allowed to age for 4 years before being blended and pressed into these lovely cakes.
Yunnan Sourcing is proud to present our Gong Ting grade ripe tea cake. The material was fermented from spring 2009 Lincang wild arbor material and has a strong mouth-feel and pungent aroma. The fermentation level is not too high and much of the original character of the leaves remains both in appearance and taste.
Early spring 2011 material from 60 to 80 year old tea trees (老太地/野放茶) growing wild on the southern slope of Ba Da mountain not far from Menghai town in Xishuangbanna. Ba Da mountain teas are unique and rarely pressed in this "single-estate" style, rather they are typically blended with other area teas.
Ban Po Lao Zhai is one of many Nan Nuo area villages. It lies just to the south of the Jinghong to Menghai road at an altitude of about 1500 meters. Old tea trees and younger wild arbor tea trees grow on the steep hills surrounding the village. Our production is entirely first flush of Spring 2011 material from tea trees between 60 and 200 years old.
Shang Chun "赏春" means "Springtime Reward". We tirelessly blended a variety of different wild arbor and ancient arbor mao cha to create this recipe tea cake. Our blended cake is made from high quality wild arbor and ancient arbor material, instead of cheap plantation material which without aging is basically undrinkable.
Jing Gu Yang Ta village is in Jing Gu county of Simao prefecture (景谷秧塔寨). It is well known for it's "Da Bai" (大白 - Big White) tea. Actually the tea here is not Camellia Sinensis rather another varietal called Camellia Taliensis. Camellia Taliensis growing in Jing Gu's red soil has prominent large fat leaves and hairy white buds.