He Kai Ancient Tree Gushu Sheng Raw Pu'erh Tea 贺开
This tea hails from He Kai village, in the heart of the very best of the puerh tea mountains of Bulang Shan, Xishuanbana, Yunnan province. He Kai village is located to the south of Menghai city, on the way to the most famous village, Lao Ban Zhang. It has some of the oldest puerh trees and biggest ancient terraces in the Bulang mountains. The king puerh tree of He Kai is said to be more than 800 years old.
We are excited to offer this tea from Victoria’s sourcing trip, the production of which she was heavily involved; from leaf selection and its processing to the pressing of the cakes. This tea is harvested from ecologically grown tea terraces, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The owner of this tea terrace, Mr. Aer has put forth tremendous effort to maintain his tea terrace in the most natural ecologically growing condition. The age of the majority of the ancient trees in this terrace range from 200-500 years old. Our brand features 100% pure ancient tree leaves from He Kai, no blends, no mixes, from the very first spring harvest. The cake is also double wrapped in food grade paper, optimal for either immediate consumption or long-term storage. This tea showcases the very essence of He kai’s ancient tree pu'erh tea, which has characteristics unique to the famous Bulang mountain, that is very aromatic, complex, smooth, full bodied, with strong chaqi and hui gan, with a lingering aftertaste.
There is a discount for buying one tong of 5 cakes. It is sealed in bamboo case. Please contact us if you want to buy a tong. This tea is definitely worthy of long term storage and investment.
Origin: Bulang Shan mountain, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: March 28, 2019
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
Very aromatic, complex, smooth, full bodied, strong chaqi and hui gan, with a lingering aftertaste.
210oF, 6g for 8-10 oz of spring/filtered water, 20-30 seconds, up to 15 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.