2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Shan Hou" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
"Shan Hou Gu Shu" (lit. Behind the Mountain Old Tree) is a mountainous in Jinggu County of Simao where 100-250 year old tea trees are growing. Shan Hou tea trees are Assamica varietal growing wild without intervention. Tea is harvested only twice a year, not 4 times a year like in many places. This gives the tea more strength, body, aroma and cha qi!
Shan Hou tea is thick and sweet with a strong pungent almost savory mushroom broth-like texture and taste. Very infusable tea that gains intensity gradually and then platueas gradually petering out. Goes 10-12 infusions!
April 2016 harvest
58 kilograms in total
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Stone-Pressed in the traditional manner
Wrapper Design by Ronald Visser
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission. For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.
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