Classic old arbor Lao Ban Zhang cake from the Northwest side of Bu Lang Shan Mountain region famous for old-growth tea trees aged between 300-500 years old. Privately commissioned and dry stored at the processing facility located in Menghai. This vintage is regarded as one of the very best, and after twenty years of aging is at its peak and demonstrating the true power of the Bu Lang Mountains. The intensity is impressive on both the nose and the palate, with a thick amber liquor that is elegant and captivating. The unique taste of aged tea, Chen Xiang (陈香), is present throughout without hinting of must. One of the finest cakes we have ever offered that will brew for several hours without diminishing.
Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Xia Jun Zhang
April 26, 2009
Da Ye Zhong
Strong plum taste, leather, tobacco, camphor, caramel, with a classic smoke aroma that dissipates quickly after several brewing, dark floral expressions in the late stages.
Sampler: 4 x 5g
Cake: 70 x 5g
20g sampler / 350g Cake