Sheng Puer Cake 200g 2019
The impressively large and old tea trees of Xinbanzhang Village produce a sheng puer tea with a pronounced lasting sweetness and a fragrance reminiscent of their mountain forest home. Grown only a single mountain away from the famed Laobanzhang in Xishuangbanna.
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- Tea Origin
- Xinbanzhang Village, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna area, Yunnan Province, China
- Tea Bush
- Yunnan Daye Quntizhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Heirloom Tea Tree)
- Tea Maker
- Gong Liping and Ran Yijun
- Harvest Time
- Early April
- Plucking Standard
- One bud, two leaves
The sister village of Laobanzhang
Xinbanzhang was settled about 7 kilometers away by people who moved from the original Laobanzhang Village. Most of the residents belong to the Hani ethnic minority. Their old tree tea boasts many of the same excellent qualities. Many tea lovers find that Xinbanzhang’s slightly younger forest trees produce a tea with more sweetness and aromatics. Due to the extreme prestige attached to Laobanzhang tea, Xinbanzhang puer is remarkably more affordable, and remains an excellent high-quality puer tea in its own right.
An ideal tea growing environment
The 1380 acres of old-growth forest tea gardens surrounding Xinbanzhang Village rest high in the mountains at around 1600 meters above sea level. The undisturbed forest provides an excellent growing environment for tea. In such a diverse environment with a variety of other plants and wildflowers, the tea absorbs the smells of the forest around it and develops a highly complicated floral aroma.
No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.
Total cake weight may vary due to the gradual moisture loss with aging.