2015 Yiwu Zheng Shan Raw Sheng Pu-erh Tea Cake
Name: Yi Wu Zhen Shan Raw Pu-erh 易武正山
Yiwu Mountains is together the famed ancient six pu-erh tea mountains in Qing dynasty, located in the Southwest of Meng Na county, Xishuangbana prefecture. In Qing dynasty, pu-erh tea produced in the six ancient tea mountains were collectively called Shan Cha, literally means Mountain Tea while tea produced in Menghai county called Ba Cha, means highland tea. To distinguish Yiwu Mountain, from other five tea mountains, is traditionally called Yiwu Zhen Shan, meaning the origin core mountain.
This tea is the famed Zhongji Hao puerh tea company's long run classic from Yiwu tea. Thought it is released in 2015, it is actually the blend of 2012-2014 Mao Cha loose leaves. After eight years of aging, this tea increasingly shines through with its pleasant floral fragrance, very fruity and smooth, full bodied with sweet after taste. If you pay much attention, you can feel the liquor has a touch of candid plum aroma and sugar can notes, with quick mouth watering sensation that tea drinkers call it Sheng Jing (生津回甘). Sheng pu-erh teas have plum aroma is not common in younger pu-erh cakes, rather, it is a good quality of well-aged sheng pu-erh tea.
Traditionally, pu-erh 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, simply purchase 7 cakes and we will ship you a tong.
Origin: Yiwu, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: Spring 2015
Elevation: 1200 -1600 meters
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
It is very fragrant, full bodied, smooth, fruity, delicate, has a hint of plum dry fruit and a mouth full of strong saliva.
210oF, 7g for 6oz of spring/filtered water, 0.2-0.3 minute, up to 12 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.