Harvest Year: 2009
Harvest Area: Xishuangbanna, Nan Nuo Mountain
This cake is made from 100 to 200-year-old ancient tea trees. It has a rich, smooth, buttery, gentle, long-lasting flavor with a sweet flower essence. It is pesticde-free from Nan Nuo Mountain. This company only makes tea from ancient tea trees. They have been doing it since 1999. It is very small production.
This cake is excellent for collection and aging.
Amount to use: 1 tablespoon of tea to 3/4 of a cup of water (5g tea to 178ml water, or 0.18oz tea to 6oz water.) This tea can be brewed about 10 times.
How to brew: Gently loosen tea from the edge of the tea cake using a tea pick or a butter knife. Place the tea in the teapot. Add *185 degree F (85 C) water to the teapot to awaken and clean the tea. Immediately pour out and discard the water. Rinse the tea and discard the water a second time. Finally, add water and brew 10-30 seconds. Serve. Be careful not to over brew this tea.
*This temperature may be approximated by:
1) Using water from a hot water dispenser or
2) Heating water until small bubbles form or
3) Removing a pot of boiling water from its heat source and letting it sit for about 10 minutes.