An extremely rare tea from the mountains of Lincang, Yunnan.
Bai Yan Shan High Moutain Old Tree Raw Pu'er is plucked from 'abandoned' tea gardens, which have 'returned' to the wild after passing many decades without human intervention. According to the locals, some of these trees are more than a hundred years old; their normal growth stunted and delayed by the extreme cold, strong winds, and unusually harsh terroir.
However, such exceptional environments also endow the tea with exceptional flavor. Thanks to the very large day-night temperature gap, its leaves. is rich in minerals and polyphenols. The tea is rich and thick, with a creamy mouthfeel, notes of apricots, and a subtle muscatel aroma that only appears with aging.
Harvested and processed into tea cakes after great difficulty. The tea bushes of 白岩山 is a 1.5 hour hike from the main village in Zhengkang county. Most tea pluckers hired to collect the leaves quit after just one day due to the harsh climate and challenging terrain. However, enough leaves were collected thanks to bull-headed persistence and with the help of the local, fearless Yunnan 'cowboys'
|Origin||Zhengkang county, Lincang, Yunnan Province, China|
|Brewing Instructions||Brew at 95°C, 3g of tea to 150g of water. Can be brewed up to 5-6 times with no issue|
|Expiry date||Improves with age.|