A most interesting cooked Pu Er cake. The first couple of brews are lighter, reminiscent of Tea Horse Road. Once the opens up, you get the classic fermented feel of an 10 year old, cooked Pu Er. Talk about leaping evolution!
EXPERIENCE: drinking this tea reminds us of sipping Tea Horse Road, steeped in chaga and served in a birch burl kuksa.
Note: some of these tea cakes are wrapped in unbranded, handcrafted paper.
Whereas Yiwu (the raw material for Tea Horse Road) tends to have naturally light, elegant aromas, the equilibrium in this tea cake is achieved by blending tea leaves from the 6 famous mountains that surround the Menghai region: Hekai, Mengsong, Bulang, Bada, Nannuo, Jingmai.
NanNuo, MengSong, BuLang, JingMai, BaDa, HeKai
PRESSED AND CELLARED BY
Fan Xiuli and Gao Feng
IMPRINT | 6 MOUNTAIN, 2012
100ºC / 110ml
10" seconds | multiple steeps | Gong Fu Style
Gaiwan or Yixing Teapot
ORIGIN (MAP OF THE 6 TEA MOUNTAINS)
ABOUT GAO FENG & FAN XIU LI
Gao Feng and Fan Xiuli are tea producers and ambassadors of Chinese culture (tea, painting, music, ceramics…). In 2020, on top of producing delicious tea, they have been busy teaching the new generation about ceramics.
Originally from Northeast China, they currently work and enjoy life in Menghai.