2015 Da Hu Sai Raw Pu'erh Tea Cake 357g
Da Hu Sai is a major puerh tea village situated in the famous Da Xue Shan (大雪山) mountains of the Mengku, Lingcang prefecture. Historically, Da Hu Sai has several sub-villages that produce puerh tea. A beautiful land that has a lot of preserves with ancient puerh trees, which has come to light to the puerh tea community during China's most recent decade's tea culture renaissance. The tea features an understated character, much like the local Lahu ethnic (拉祜族) and Han people, who are quiet and unadorned, yet are hard working and have been thriving in the distant mountain for centuries.
This tea is from the village’s arbor puerh trees, with an altitude of around 2300 meters. After seven years of aging, this tea has developed a pleasantly complex flavor profile. It is floral, very fruity and smooth. The liquor is a bright yellow, very clean, with little astringency, even after a longer steeping. It feels like it quickly melts into your mouth and flows down your throat with a quick huigan or sweet aftertaste. Da Hu Sai is said to be possess a flavor distinction amongst puerh teas, and if you pay attention, it does feel like it adds that delectable umami taste to the tip of your tongue. The liquor holds its flavor well into many steepings without any obvious fading. It can sustained as many as 15 steepings when gongfu style brewing is employed. The later steepings are lighter, but still hold the flavor so well that you just don’t want to quit. Indeed, it is a very pleasant daily affordable treat for puerh tea fans.
Traditionally, puerh cakes are stacked together and wrapped in a bamboo skin case called a tong. One tong is composed of 7 individual cakes. To purchase a tong, just purchase 7 cakes and leave us a note for us to ship a tong to you.
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2015
Elevation: 2300 meters
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
It is aromatic, mellow, very smooth with a lasting aftertaste.
210oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, .5-1 minute, up to 8 steepings, adjust to taste. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.