2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu Bai Cha" White Tea Cake
A lovely old arbor (古树白茶) white tea cake made from Autumn 2022 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 white tea (also a tea flowers white tea and a black tea) from their old arbor family tea garden! The result is a lightly processed and sun-dried white 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 black 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: October 2022
Harvest Area: Man Gang village, Bang Dong county, Lincang Prefecture
Total Production amount: 100 kilograms
Wrapper Illustration by Benjamin Denkert
In total 4 cakes were produced in this 2022 series from Man Gang village:
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 404 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 404 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 404 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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