2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Lucy" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Brand Pu-erh
Celebrating 7 years of Lucy! Loved by humans, feared and hated by squirrels and vultures, Lucy is a force to be reckoned with! Feel the thunderclap of her gallop, hear her stomach rumble, behold her shiny luster, listen to her snore, and breathe in her cinnamon and watermelon scent!
You saw the pictures, the silly little videos, profile pictures, Youtube guest appearances, and facebook mentions, so you knew this day would come! The queen has arrived and she has ascended to her rightful throne in this year of the dog 2018!
The tea itself is a blend of Menghai and Lincang (Mengku) ripe teas from two different wet piling batches, the Menghai batch is from Spring 2016 material, the Lincang ripe is from spring 2017 harvested tea leaves.
The taste is rich and pure, there is a crisp woodiness in the tea followed by a thick sweetness. The tea soup is dark but not cloudy, the mouth-feel is pungent, cooling and lubricating. The tea leaves are very robust and will deliver 8 to 10 infusions or more when brewed gong fu style. Cha Qi is strong for a ripe tea, but very pleasant and nurturing.
This is a tea to sip contemplatively and imagine oneself living the lazy life of a spoiled dog. Sunning, eating, and sleeping without any anxiety or concerns for the future.
250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Wrapper Design by Rising Red Lotus (Brandon Sadler)
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.