2022 Huangpian, Ancient Trees old leaves in 200 gr. Stone-pressed cake
Huángpiàn 黄片 literally means yellow leaf, in allusion to the shades of golden yellow that can be admired in the variegated range of color of this cake, made up of the third and fourth leaves of our Ancient tea trees.
Year after year, it proves to be a very multi-faceted tea, whose beautiful leaf color slowly varies from the delicate tones of green and yellow, to the darker shades of brown and red, while a silver shimmer signals the presence of few rare buds.
After growing freely in a shaded undergrowth of the deep forest in Lunan mountain, these mature leaves flower in the warmth of the teapot and their distinguishing characters are at once perceived: this tea differs from its early-harvest counterpart in having a surprisingly sugary sweetness, neat yet delicate, with a very intense apricot smell, made even more complex by a slight saltiness in fragrance.
The typical mouth-puckering sensation of this type of harvest, especially when young, is here extremely soft and gentle, reminding the image of a pretty lady in the midst of her youth. The aftertaste gives space to its fruity aroma, with fragrant notes of vanilla, while the wet leaves, whose elasticity is proof of the nutrition of the centuries-old trees they come from, gently disclose the multiple shades of green and yellow from which the cake takes its name.
Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Lunan Mountain, Xishuangbanna, Southwest Yunnan
Production date: April 8th 2022. Farmed, harvested and processed by Eastern Leaves.
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Farmed and harvested by Eastern Leaves
Our tea production
This tea comes from the tea forest we own in Yunnan, in Nannuo and Lunan/Pasha mountain.
We take care of each leg of the production: from the care of the under-forest until package and distribution.
Generations of masters
Our production is entirely supervised by Yan Kunli, that was born and raised on Nannuo mountain, and in 2007 won the Pu'er Shengpu producer competition for the highest Shaqing skills, among all the Hani minority in Yunnan. He is the master in his craft, and we are proud to have him with us.