2004 Banzhang Raw Puerh
From an ancient tea forest on Banzhang Mountain in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, about 1800 meters above sea level. Teas from this tea forest have a distinctive flavor, in part because of the wild herbs and plants growing alongside the tea trees. Notice the camphor, smoke, burdock and fennel tasting notes.
The 2004 Banzhang is sun-withered, hand-kneaded and pressed in stone molds in the old tradition of pu-erh making. This is a great specimen of old style puerh, from old growth trees.
From the Yunnan Liu Da Cha Shan / Yunnan Six Famous Tea Mountain company. Wrapper indicates that the tea is organic.
Puerh tea (sheng)