Yiwu mountains are one of the most famous ancient tea forests, located in Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Since the old times, Yiwu has been considered one of the famous "Six pu'er tea mountains," and has the "Imperial tea" status. The teas from these places are famous for their sweet, deep, and complex flavours. Yiwu tea has a very unique character loved by many pu'er tea enthusiasts. The total area of the ancient tea forest is about 980 ha. The oldest and largest trees are about 10.5 m in height and about 700 years old. The ecological environment is balanced, the energy of tea is pure, and the tea gardens are surrounded by dense forests. The climate is humid and hot. Natural conditions like light, temperature, water resources, acidity and richness of soil are ideal for growing tea. Everything contributes to the growth of tea, the early appearance of buds full of strength and energy. Local tea leaves are densely covered with fluff. According to studies, polyphenols, tea catechins and other useful substances are found in local tea much more than in other similar tea regions. The annual production of tea made from ancient tea trees is about 100 tons.
Made from high-quality tea leaves harvested from ancient trees, and traditionally processed and stone pressed in 2004. Hong Kong (wet) storage helps to age tea more quickly and gives the tea a special taste and character. If you mix these two methods, it can create a uniquely unbelievable tea. This Yiwu tea is a next-level pu'er for those who prefer the aged taste and are looking for deep flavours and pure energy. A true piece of art.
Due to its long travels, this cake can be 5-10g less than 357g. The press is light, therefore, it's very easy to take apart. The dry tea leaves have a light aroma, but right after rinsing, the tea starts to develop an amazing woody, mineral fragrance. The dark amber colour infusion has a sweet honey aroma. The taste is deep, thick, and sweet. Notes of wet wood, dried fruits, and conifer trees. This tea can be brewed a lot of times and it will develop throughout the tea session, bringing new notes and feelings with each infusion. Nice aged taste with a distinct salivating effect and calm but very clear Cha Qi (energy). For those who are looking for a "serious" sheng, this one is the real deal.