He Kai Ancient Tree Gushu Sheng Raw Pu'erh Tea 贺开
We are excited to offer this tea from Victoria’s sourcing trip! From leaf selection and processing to the pressing of the cakes, Victoria was heavily involved. This tea is harvested from the organically grown tea terrace, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The owner of this tea terrace, Mrs. Ar'E has put forth tremendous effort to maintain her tea terrace in the most natural ecologically growing conditions, amongst the whole He Kai village. The age of the majority of the ancient trees in this terrace range from 200-500 years old.
Our brand features 100% pure ancient tree leaves from He Kai, no blends, no mixes, from the very first spring harvest. The cake is also double wrapped in food grade paper that is safe for use. This tea showcases the very essence of He kai’s ancient tree pu'erh tea, which has characteristics unique to the famous Bulang mountain; very aromatic, complex, smooth, full bodied, with strong chaqi and hui gan and a lingering aftertaste. It is optimal for either immediate consumption or for long-term storage.
Note: This cake contains 100% pure leaves from He Kai village ancient tree terrace, no blends, no intermingling of leaves from other areas or with inferior Pu-erh leaves, which is unfortunately all too common in the pu'erh tea market.
Traditionally, puerh cakes are stacked together and wrapped in a bamboo skin case called a tong. One tong is composed of 5 individual cakes. To purchase a tong, please contact us directly.
Origin: Bulang Shan mountain, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: March 28, 2019
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Very aromatic, complex, smooth, full bodied, strong chaqi and hui gan, with a lingering aftertaste.
210oF, 4g for 4-6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5-1 min., up to 15 steepings. 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.