2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Wu Jai Zhai" Wild Arbor Teacake Raw
Wu Jia Zhai is small village in Yong De county of Lincang. Wu Jia Zhai is neighbor to Min Feng mountain and not far from Mang Fei and Zhu Peng Zhai. The tea trees from which this production was produced grow at 1900 meters and are between 80-100 years old.
As with teas from this area there is nice balance of bitterness and astringency, but I find this tea much smoother and closer in character to “gu shu”. The tea leaves themselves are dark olive green in color and quite stout. The size of the leaves are not huge but relatively large for first flush of spring Lincang high altitude tea.
One of the highest quality Yong De teas I’ve ever offered and sure to pique the interest of those who appreciate fine raw pu-erh.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
45 kilograms total production (2 families total first flush harvest)