Confidant Big Snow Mountain Arbor Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea Mini Cake
This tea was sourced by Victoria on her 2017 Yunnan tea trip. It is from Da Xue Shan mountain of Mengku, one of the major sought after pu'erh tea producing regions of Yunnan. Da Xue Shan, literally means big snow mountain, the village sits at the elevation of 1800 meters of the Da Xue Shan mountain ridge, thus the village name. It is a very remote area, that the mountain road to the village is somewhat dangerous. I was a little scared when I rid the truck with a farm to visit the village. Like an old friend, it will take no time to treasure this tea. The first flavor you will notice is the honey sweetness that lasts from the beginning to finish. It is sweet, floral and fruity, smooth with quick Hui Gan, or sweet aftertaste. It has a hint of nutmeg, almond, vanilla, and passion fruit.
Each mini cake weighs 8g, the standard preferred size for one pao or one tea session, good for either one person or several people to enjoy. If brewed in gongfu style, it can sustain up to 15 steepings.
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest: October 2017
Elevation: 1800 meters
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
It is floral, honey sweet, mellow, refreshing, very smooth, quick hui gan. It has a hint of almond, vanilla, and passion fruit. Slightly astringent if brewed too long.
210oF, 1 nugget for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, about 20 seconds each steepings, up to 15 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.