2008 Red Army Banmu Pu-erh Tea Cake
‘Red Army’ cake has nothing to do with PLA, but a name picked by the factory.
This quality cake is made in Banmu, Mengku. The leaves used are all from arbor trees in a mountain that tops out at 1,800 meters above sea level. Someone had asked me why I did not get more products from Mengku Shuanjiang Tea factory. The answer to that question is simple: because I could get better Mengku cakes that use the better leaves and made in accordance with the old tradition. Here is an example of it.
This cake looks pretty with all big leaves inside out, stone compressed, it brews a tasty aromatic golden yellow liquor with a mellow character. Recent years have proven that the arbor trees of this variety will age well.
Green Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g/12.6 ounces
Loose tea leaves