2006 Guoyan Youle Ancient Tree Pu-erh Tea Cake
Youle Ancient Tree Pu-erh Tea Cake (国艳攸乐古树青饼珍藏品)
Mengyang Guoyan Tea Factory is not our favorite tea maker anymore (another one, Mengku Tea Factory is off our radar also, ever since I learnt they ‘baked’, not sun-dried the tea leaves for many of their massive production), but some of their offerings are still pretty good.
Guoyan Tea factory sits in Mengyang county, Jinghong, it is near the Youle tea area. We consider that this tea cake is a very good representative of Youle teas, and it was made prior to 2007, a time every tea makers went nuts, so as to have made some questionable products. Since this one was made in 2006, you bet it was good when Ms. Dong Guoyan was trying to make a name for herself, and good raw materials were still abundant.