2018 Vintage Zhong Cha Yue Lai Yue Hao Tea Cake
This sheng Puerh tea cake is one of our favorite teas of recent years. Produced by the famed China Tea Import & Export Tea Company’s Yunnan Branch, this exceptional tea is produced from ancient arbor tea trees in the Bulang region of Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna area. This sheng (green/raw) tea epitomizes the Bulang mountain range’s full-bodied richness balanced with a silky smooth texture and the gentle sweetness of Puerhs produced from ancient arbor trees. This is a must to start anyone’s sheng Puerh collection, but it is also a fantastic tea to enjoy at any occasion.
Yunnan, China: With abundant rainfall, mild climate, and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known as the historical birthplace of medicinal teas.
Puerh teas, in general, are rather strong in nature but that doesn’t mean you will always need boiling water to brew a great cup. In our cupping experience, we used near boiling water for quick successive brewing. Steeping time is always subject to how much tea you use and how much intensity you want in your tea. For higher intensity, use near boiling or boiling water for slightly longer steeping time, Increase intensity further by using more tea. To taste more of the subtle flavors and floral and fruity notes, use lower temperature water for longer steepings. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.