2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g

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2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g
2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g 2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g 2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g
2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g

Category: Pu-erh

Country: China

Province: Yunnan

Harvest: March-early April 2016

Producer: Cha Wang Shop Exclusive Products

Shop: Cha Wang Shop

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Description:

Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman

Material for this cake came from a small Bulang village in Bada mountain. This village have very small quantity of tea trees that grow in the forest. Trees are relative old, but farmers cut the branches when trees get too tall. Tea trees are kept at easy-picking height because the tea is picked and made by old women in this village. They follow ancient ways to produce tea. Many of them make tea only for themself.

We selected and bought good maocha from different families. They picked one bud and two leaves. This tea is nice example of old-time puer tea and traditions of Bulang minority.

Taste of this tea is full, strong with bitterness, huigan is fast and sweet. Slightly smoky in the taste, like in 2013 and 2014, owners of 2013 version of Bada Lao Yu will know this slightly smoky taste will go fast out from the taste.

Stone pressed in Manzhuan.


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„Ripened or aged raw pu-erh has occasionally been mistakenly categorised as a subcategory of black tea due to the dark red colour of its leaves and liquor. However, pu-erh in both its ripened and aged forms has undergone secondary oxidization and fermentation caused both by organisms growing in the tea and free-radical oxidation, thus making it a unique type of tea. This divergence in production style not only makes the flavour and texture of pu-erh tea different but also results in a rather different chemical makeup to resulting brewed liquor.“

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„tong; 筒 - Literally a barrel or barrel shaped object. A tong in Yunnan tea culture is a bundle of 7 tea cakes wrapped in the outer skin of bamboo which naturally sheds from around the base of the bamboo stem. Each cake weighs 357grams so making a total of 2,499 gm. Said by some to have been calculated in order to remain under a specific legislated weight of 2.5 kg. There were originally said to be 8 cakes in a tong. The 8th being paid as a levy. An earlier unit of weight in China was the liang. A cake of tea weighed 7 liang and 7 cakes in a tong made 49 liang. “

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