Tea Horse Road No.1 Arbor Tree Sheng Pu'erh Cake
Praline, Meringue, Candied Lemon
For more than 1,000 years, tea porters trekked a treacherous 1,400 mile trail that began in the city of Ya’an, located in Sichuan province. Divided into three different routes, none of which were easy to traverse, the goal was to reach the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet with as much tea as one could carry, hoping to trade it for Tibetan horses and other needed goods. In honor and remembrance of these tea porters—these brave men and women, many unable to complete this dangerous trek—we’ve commissioned two pu’erhs from Yunnan province.
Harvested in October 2017 and sourced from Mengku, one of the major pu’erh regions in Yunnan, Tea Horse Road No.1 is crafted for those who prefer a sweeter taste raw pu’erh. Sourced by Victoria in her 2017 tea trip, this tea is pressed into a 200g cake, and it is ready to be enjoyed now or stored for long-term aging. We expect its sweeter flavor to develop more depth over the years, if enjoyed now, you will find a full-bodied tea with an almost dessert-like hui gan (回甘), a mouth-watering, savory sensation.
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: Mengku, Yunnan Province
Harvest Time: October 2017
Tea Cultivar: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
Cake weighs 200 g | 7.05 oz
210oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5 minute, 7-10 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.