Bingdao Pu Erh Ripe Dragon Pearl 2018
Lincang is one of our favorite pu erh regions in Yunnan. It is home to Mengku, where the first tea trees originated from; it is not uncommon to see thousand-year-old tea trees in the mountains.
This pu erh ripe is from the Bingdao region, located on the western mountains of Mengku. The leaves are from arbor trees of the Mengku Daye (Big Leaf) varietal that are 200-years old, and the tea farm is situated in the vast mountains at 1800m above sea level.
It is a tea with viscosity and texture, the earthiness and sweetness intensifies with repeat brews. Notes of vanilla, aged orange peel, and caramelized black sugar.