One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
I am new to Pu and just recently returned from a wonderful trip to Xishuangbanna. Our local hosts were avid tea drinkers and took us to the ancient trees where we saw the picking, roasting, drying etc. They also took us to a local shop where we were able to purchase a tong of raw and fermented Pu after tasting them on site. I have not seen these while reviewing the boards and wonder if there are any drinkers that have tried either of these cakes. The raw is from spring 2011 and the cooked is from autumn of 2011. We like them, but don't have a lot of experience with this type of tea. Based on our purchase, we will be drinking this daily. Our relatives and friends in Shanghai wanted us to buy more after we showed these to them. I have no idea on the value, we dealt directly with the owner at the processing plant in acquiring these.
- A gift from our local hosts
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- We were told ancient tree, organic, Youle Mountain
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- Raw ancient tree, organic, Youle Mountain
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I found one of the cake on TB:
It said 2011.
It said 2011.
Here is a link with some pics from Xishuangbanna, including the tea growers and processors. I hope you enjoy the pics, we had a wonderful time.