2017 Ba Nuo Ancient Tree Gu Shu Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
An exceptionally well-made raw pu-erh tea from pristine mountains that delivers a great satisfying cup. Well worthy of collecting.
Teng Tiao, literally "rattan" or "vine", is a famous type of Pu-erh tree from Mengku, Yunnan. This tea hails from Ba Nuo village, the highest elevation on the eastern mountains of the Bing Dao area. Ba Nuo Pu-erh tea is regarded as the best of Teng Tiao cha, or rattan tea, a type of Pu-erh tea tree that is cultivated to grow in a different shape than the typical Pu-erh tree, with fewer branches and thicker leaves. As you can see below, the tree picture taken by Victoria is featured on the wrapper of this branded Pu-erh cake. This leaf is from authentic ancient trees, most of them about two to three hundred years old, no blending or mixing, so you taste Teng Tiao raw Pu-erh tea in its purest form. We expect this tea will get even better with age, a great tea that can be enjoyed now or as a great investment for aging.
The picture below is of tea master Mr. Yang when he guided Victoria through his ancient tea terrace. After six years of aging, it has deep, full mouth feel, very floral and sweet, a succulent full body, little bitterness or astringency, with a lingering strong sweet aftertaste. The full and complex flavor lasts well into later steeps, providing plenty of energy throughout your body. It can sustain up to 15 steeps.
Tasting notes excerpted from a customer: "Juicy saliva comes quickly, leaving my mouth saturated with aromatic sweetness. Beautiful floral beeswax aroma in teacup, maybe with a tantalizing hint of rose petals in brewed leaves."
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 leave us a note that you desire a tong.
Name: Ba Nuo Ancient Tree Pu-erh Cake 坝糯古树 357g
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: Pre-ming, April, 2017
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaf)
Aromatic, sweet, light honey fragrance, full bodied, smooth and lasting aftertaste.
210oF, 7g for 6oz of spring/filtered water, steeping 0.2-0.3 min, at least 10 steeps. 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.