2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Hong Ni Tang" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Hong Ni Tang village (lit. Red Mud Pool) is located in the far west of Jinggu not far from Mengku county (Lincang). The tea trees from which this tea has been made range in age from 80-200 years and grow in a steep south-facing hill near the village.
Our Hong Ni Tang production for this year is the first we've ever produced from this village. The character of the tea is something in-between Jinggu and Mengku teas. It's got the cooling character and subtle bitterness that comes and goes quickly (like a Mengku old arbor tea), but it also has a savory mushroom broth taste, with some fruity upfront. The Cha Qi is strong, but both Jinggu and Mengku teas have this character.
A unique tea with a unique provenance. Very enjoyable and suitable for long term aging (or enjoying now).
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
50 kilograms in total
Wrapper Illustration by Patrik Benedičič
To see previous Yunnan Sourcing "Hong Ni Tang" releases below:
2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Hong Ni Tang" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Hong Ni Tang" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.
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