2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Zhang Jia Wan" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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  • “I wanted to see how similar this was to the He Tao Di, since they shared a very similar description. The teas are indeed quite similar in flavor profile (see YS description…it’s spot on), but less...” Read full tasting note

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Entirely Old and Ancient Arbor tea from the Spring 2017 Harvest from Zhang Jia Wan village in the Yi Wu mountain range. Zhang Jia Wan is near Ding Jia Zhai and Yao Ding area of Yi Wu. Zhang Jia Wan at 1400 meters is not a super high altitude but fairly typical for the Yi Wu area.

Zhang Jia Wan tea trees range in 60 to 200 years old, are pure assamica (大叶种), large and stout, and have a deep olive-green color. More importantly this tea will brew up a perfectly balanced thick and pungent brew. Bitter, sweet, umami, honey, brine and orchid essence can be found in this wonderful tea.

Net Weight: 250 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

Harvest time: April 2017

Harvest Area: Zhang Jia Wan (village), Lao Man Sa section of the Yi Wu mountain range, Meng La county of Xi Shuang Banna

Total Production amount: 80 cakes (20 kilograms)

Wrapper Design by “Monk Maximus” of the United States

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission.

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I wanted to see how similar this was to the He Tao Di, since they shared a very similar description. The teas are indeed quite similar in flavor profile (see YS description…it’s spot on), but less so in structure and body feel. There is a lovely brinyness and orchid essence in both flavor and fragrance. This one, however, has more depth and saccharin-like sweetness without going overboard. It’s medium bodied while the HTD is more viscous and floral. My wife first thought she was drinking a Dan Cong oolong!

Less qi than the HTD, but still not bad at all. My whole body is relaxed after 2 cups. There’s more sweetness, a very nice, prolonged mouthfeel. and a pleasant feeling in the throat. The leaves are highly in tact and have a pungent floral/chocolaty scent. Nice structure in this tea. I can feel it in the back of the throat, yet it’s still gentle. I would describe the mouthfeel like a blooming sensation while also penetrating. It’s a very fine tea, but a little over my budget.

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