2020 Yunnan Sourcing "He Tao Di Village" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Apple, banana, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Dandelion, Earth, Eggnog, Floral, Fur, Grass, Honeysuckle, Kale, Milk, Mushrooms, Nuts, Nutty, Peach, Red Apple, Sweet, Thick, Umami, Vegetal, Zucchini
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “Another new cake is 2020 He Tao Di. I loved the 2018 vintage, which is why I got it. The two are quite similar, but it is clear that the younger one is not as well-integrated and its taste is...” Read full tasting note
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Entirely Old Arbor tea from the Spring 2020 Harvest from He Tao Di Village in Jinggu County of Simao. He Tao Di (lit. Walnut Grove) Village is a tiny village (with just 11 households in total) that is located south-east of Jinggu town in a remote roadless area. 2 of the families are engaged in tea production and have been for several generations. The remainder of the villagers tend walnut groves.

The “He Tao Di Village” tea trees range in age from 40 to 200 years old growing at an altitude of about 1650 meters. The trees are pure assamica varietal (大叶种), with leaves that are large and stout, and have a deep olive-green color. 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: 357 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

Harvest time: April 2020

Harvest Area: He Tao Di Village, Jinggu County of Simao Prefecture (Yunnan Province)

Total Production amount: 112 cakes (40 kilograms)

Wrapper Illustration by Luis Merzdorf

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Another new cake is 2020 He Tao Di. I loved the 2018 vintage, which is why I got it. The two are quite similar, but it is clear that the younger one is not as well-integrated and its taste is somewhat muddled. However, in terms of the huigan and the thick and active mouthfeel, they are very close to each other.

The dry leaf aroma has notes of honeysuckle, eggnog, banana, peach; while after the rinse I get more of a nutty smell. There are also hints of fur, courgette and red apple.

The rinse itself has a very soft texture and a brothy taste with notes of kale and butter. Throughout the session, notable vegetal bitterness as well as a distinctive truffle flavour appear. Other less prominent notes include milk, dandelion, grass and apple. The aftertaste is very sweet and long-lasting and tastes a bit like cashew nuts.

Flavors: Apple, banana, Bitter, Broth, Butter, Dandelion, Earth, Eggnog, Floral, Fur, Grass, Honeysuckle, Kale, Milk, Mushrooms, Nuts, Nutty, Peach, Red Apple, Sweet, Thick, Umami, Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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