The Bao Yan 宝焰 sub-brand of Xiaguan (aka Tibetan Flame) was originally developed to sell Xiaguan bricks and mushroom tuo to the Tibetan market in Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu, and Tibet. The early releases of the Bao Yan brand began in the 1960's and were just raw bricks and mushroom tuo (jin cha). After the invention of ripe pu-er in the 1970's Xiaguan finally perfected it's ripe wet piling method and began to offer Baoyan branded mushroom tuo, bricks and then later cakes.
Xiaguan "Bao Yan" (aka Tibetan Flame or Holy Flame) ripe teas are robust, earthy and sweet with a camphor aroma. Very smooth and enjoyable ripe tea that can be aged more if you'd like, or enjoyed now!
250 Grams per brick!
Pressed in 2019 from 2016-2018 harvested tea