2012 Yunnan Sourcing Pu-erh Teas
"Mu Shu Cha" (母树茶) refers to the mother tea trees of Mengku where the oldest and most primitive Yunnan Large Leaf varietal tea trees still flourish. Our Mu Shu comes from 100-300 year old tea trees growing near Bingdao village in the south of Mengku county of Lincang.
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.
A blend of 2011 and 2012 autumn teas from Xishuangbanna. Entirely wild and ancient arbor teas from four distinct areas of Banna. Nice balanced blend that delivers strong mouth-feel, aroma, complexity and infusability! "Gu Hua Xiang 谷花香" is Chinese for "Autumn Aroma"!
Our new blend is composed of spring and autumn 2012 plantation and wild arbor mao cha from Lincang, Wu Liang and Simao. This is our first attempt at creating blend suitable for long-term aging that is priced affordably. A variety of teas with different characteristics were tirelessly blended together to create a nice balanced tea that has both...
Our Blue Label production celebrates the tail end of this Year of the Dragon. We selected the highest quality ripe tea fermented from Yong De county spring harvest material. Unlike most cakes from large producers our Blue Label cake is blended from mostly small leaf grade material with plenty of golden fermented buds. We have also blended a large...
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...
Nan Po Zhai is the closest village to Bing Dao village in the county of Mengku. It lies 2km from Bing Dao village in a roadless area filled with centuries old tea trees. Nan Po tea is typically sold as Bing Dao as it's quite similiar, but not the same. We are happy to offer this incredibly powerful and textured tea from the first flush of spring 2012.
Our 2012 Spring "Mu Shu Cha" (母树茶) refers to the mother tea trees of Mengku where the oldest and most primitive Yunnan Large Leaf varietal tea trees still flourish. Our Mu Shu comes from 100-300 year old tea trees growing near Bingdao village in the south of Mengku county of Lincang.
Lao Cha Tou brick is composed entirely of Menghai area material. Our 2012 production is a blend of 2 different "cha tou", one from 2006 and another from 2009. The fermentation levels of the 2006 batch is slightly heavier (leaves are darker), whereas the fermentation level of the 2009 batch was lighter (some lighter brown color with hints of olive in the...
Entirely wild arbor tea from early spring 2012! 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.
Wu Jia Zhai is small village in Yong De county of Lincang. Wu Jia Zhai is neighbor to Min Feng mountain and not far from Mang Fei and Zhu Peng Zhai. The tea trees from which this production was produced grow at 1900 meters and are between 80-100 years old.
Zhu Peng Zhai is neighbor to Mang Fei mountain and Wu Jia Zhai and shares some of the character of each of these areas while also being entirely unique in taste and aroma. The leaves picked come from primitive mixed large and small leaf varietals that have been growing at higher altitudes in Yong De for centuries!
Our first ripe production of 2012. Expertly fermented 2011 material from Jing Mai area of Lancang county (Simao) was graded and pressed into this lovely 100 gram mini cake. Tea cake is composed of gong ting, te ji and grade 1 leaves and is the same consistency on the front, back and inside the cake.
First flush of spring 2012 material from 60 to 100 year old wild arbor tea trees growing in Xin Ban Zhang village. Xin Ban Zhang is the neighbor village to Lao Ban Zhang and the tea from here shares much character with Lao Ban Zhang tea.
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 both spring 2011 and spring 2012 harvests.
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. This is the 2nd year we have produced Shang Chun, and our blending method is basically the same. This year's version is a bit stronger in taste than last year's due to the unique character of 2012...
The quality of the leaves and the meticulous processing ensures excellent storage and aging potential. The infused liquor is bright and is almost completely without bitterness. There is strong full taste in the mouth and a warm stimulating feel in the mouth and body after drinking this tea.