I was recently gifted a bing, and I am hoping to find out more about it, if I can and if there is any information available. I have a feeling that I already know as much about this cake as any of you can tell me, but here goes.
The cake is produced by the Bama tea factory. I've never heard of Bama, but apparently it's one of the most famous tea factories in the Nannuo region (at least, so says the ticket). A search for 扒玛 普洱 (Bama pu'er) on Taobao turned up less than a single page of results, which suggests to me that Bama is not, in fact, famous at all.
According to the ticket, the tea leaves come from Bama mountain, which is west of Shitou (Rock) village on Nannuo mountain. By taste, this cake is obviously young sheng (I believe it is 2007?? I have tried it at the local Chinese tea shop before). I do like the taste; it's fuller bodied and less grating to the senses than other young shengs that I've had. When I tried it in the tea shop, it was a little smoky, but I've not tasted any of that in this bing. Since I am not equipped to age pu, and also since I live in an arid climate, not at all similar to Hong Kong, I am thinking I will consume this cake now, probably mostly with friends, because it will take me a while to drink 357gr of sheng by myself.
I'm still working on translating the ticket (my Chinese is still not yet fluid; I get easily tripped up by unfamilar words), but the first paragraph describes the location of the plantation and the second paragraph describes the process of making Bama cakes and the flavor of these cakes that makes them so "famous".
Please let me know if I have misinterpreted anything written on the cake or wrapper, or missed any important pieces of information.