Tea Horse Road #2 | 茶道2
(Arbor Tree Sheng Pu-erh)
Walnut, Orgeat, Caramel
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 esteemed pu’erh regions in Yunnan, Tea Horse Road #2 is crafted for those who prefer more of a savory raw pu’erh. This tea is pressed into a 200g cake, and it is ready to be enjoyed now or stored for longer-term aging. Although we expect these savory flavors to develop a profile more consistent with toasted whole grain bread and drizzled dark honey over the next 3 years, if enjoyed now, you will find a full-bodied tea with more of a nuttier hui gan (回甘), a mouth-watering, savory sensation.
Origin: Xiao Hu Sai Village, Mengku Area, Yunnan Province
Harvest Time: October 2017
Tea Cultivar: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine Level: Medium
7.05 oz | 200 grams | approximately 50 servings