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2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu Hong" Black Tea Cake

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A lovely old arbor (古树) black tea cake made from second flush of spring 2019 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Bang Dong, Lincang). 

We have been working closely with a family in Man Gang for several years now and have asked them to help us pick and process a black tea (and a white tea) from their old arbor family tea garden!  The result is a lightly processed and sun-dried black tea that is delicious to drink, sweet and thick, aromatic, and bubbling with cha qi!

This lovely tea was pressed into a 250 gram tea cake with a medium+ level of compression to lock in the aroma and flavors of tea, allowing for a gradual aging over time.  You can store like you would a pu-erh cake (and can be stored alongside raw pu-erh or white tea cakes), or if you prefer it to stay the way it is you can seal it up.  Ideally a clay jar or wooden box with some/minimal air flow would be best!

Net Weight:  250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Harvest time:  May 2019 (2nd flush)
Harvest Area:  Man Gang village, Bang Dong county, Lincang Prefecture
Total Production amount:  100 kilograms

Wrapper Illustration by Patrik Benedičič

 

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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