Producer: El Mercado del Té (the brand I use in my country)
Material: Tea trees ranging from 150-200 years.
Area: Xiao Jinggu, Puer.
Weight: 200 grams
Each tong has 5 cakes and wrapped in bamboo (total of 1 kg per tong).
I bought this tea in 2016, remained in Yunnan until its pressing time, close to the end of that year. Then some part was sent to my country to be sold there. And the rest remain here in Kunming in the house of a friend until I came back in 2018 and decided to settle down here and start selling tea with my new brand (Yunnan Tea Market). So the wrapping of this tea has the brand name of my country.
The environment from which this tea comes from is perfect, an ancient tea garden located deep inside a wild forest. I remembered we walked a couple of hours to reach a high-altitude until we got there. The tea leaves used to make this tea comes from a single ancient tea garden with tea trees ranging from 150-200 years old. The tea leaves from these trees here are not over-picked. For many years its tea leaves were not plucked, they were growing naturally and unattended, so the result is a high-quality tea.
It has a stronger and perhaps less flowery aroma than the other tea from Jinggu we offer.
This tea has a moderate astringency and some bitterness in the first infusions, which are balanced by a fast, sweet huigan and Sheng Jin (secretion of saliva at the sides of the tongue). It has a thick, creamy body with that organoleptic sensation of filling the mouth cavity. The taste remains in the mouth and throat for a long time. It remains stable along with infusions, slightly flowery and cooling in the mouth, without dropping its quality. As the tea session goes on, the tea gets sweeter and sweeter until the end.
This tea gives you a calm and focused body feeling which is strong but not over-powering.
As for the processing, the tea was sun-dried and compressed by stone.