Yang Si, of the Hani (Aini) nation, was an old friend and tea mentor for Pedro.
Yang Si (literally Yang 'Number Four', as he was the fourth child in his family) grew up caring for the ancient trees in his family's groves. In 2009, he invited a perfect stranger (Pedro, who was hiking in Nannuo) for lunch at his home; squatting by the fire with the whole family and drinking some rustically crafted yet insanely delicious tea, Pedro decided to somehow link his life to this mountain and tea. He stayed there for a few days and climbed down the mountain with a 20kg tea sack.
In 2010, Yang Si invited Pedro to harvest and handcraft more tea in the mountain. This rustically crafted tea from wonderful old trees is said harvest.
Yang Si, unfortunately, passed away in 2013. He is missed.
2010 Ban Po Lao Zai
TYPE - Raw (Sheng) Pu Er - 生普洱
ORIGIN - Ban Po Lao Zhai (半坡老寨), Nannuo Shan, Yunnan
CARETAKER OF THE ANCIENT TREES - Yang Si 杨四 (RIP)
HARVEST DATE - 03.2010