2023 Prestigious Lao Ban Zhang Raw Pu-erh Tea King of Pu'erh 200g Cake
From the prestigious Lao Bang Zhang (老班章) village which lies at an altitude of 1800 meters in the Bu Lang Mountains of Meng Hai, Yunnan, this tea was personally sourced by Victoria, who oversaw every step in the production of these precious tea cakes, from the selection and harvesting of the gushu trees to the final packing of the cakes into bamboo skins. Please see the video below that documents this curation process.
This particular Lao Ban Zhang village has a long history of producing Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves) puer tea, and is widely regarded as the King of Puer tea.
It is full-bodied, has an aroma of spiced and wildflowers, melon, very smooth with a long lasting aftertaste. It has the "Cha Qi" (茶气) that is indicative of the characteristics of Lao Ban Zhang puerh tea.
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, please contact us directly.
Origin: Lao Ban Zhang village, Meng Hai, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 5, 2023
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
It has an aroma of spiced apple and wildflowers, with a hint of melon and a very smooth finish.
210oF, 4g for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5-1 minute, 5-6 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 the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.