- Complex, powerful, extremely clean and alive
- Ancient wild trees
- Taiwan dry storage
Xi Zi Hao production from Mengku Da Xue Shan, idyllic land of pristine jungle with an abundance of wild-growing, unmanaged old trees.
A website put the age of trees at “700-1300 years” which seems rather optimistic, though you can certainly taste and feel that it contains a significant amount of unmanaged ancient trees in the blend.
From tasting, the tea obviously contains a significant % (perhaps 100%) of wild puerh varietals, if you are not sure if that’s your thing, I suggest buying a sample first.
Large amount of spring buds makes for a complex and bright tea with still a fair bit of astringency and strength and therefore plenty of room for transformation. The tight compression of the cake has preserved a lot of its character.