This tea was produced by the Hua Yuan tea factory in Kunming in 1999. Hua Yuan tea factory was absorbed by CNNP (Kunming Tea Factory) in late 2000. A rare production made from very slightly fermented spring 1999 material stored in Shanghai. Half fermented tea is wo dui fermentation achieved in just 15 to 20 days, whereas normal ripe fermentation is achieved in 45 days. In the case of this cake the fermentation period is even less, perhaps just 7 to 10 days, making this even more unique. There also appears to be a tiny quantity (less than 5%) of fully ripened leaves mixed in with the raw leaves! The taste is much like that of a 20+ year raw pu-erh. Very clean and complex taste!
Origin: Kunming, Yunnan, China
Harvest: Spring, 1999
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 30sec, 45sec, 1min; 1,5min; 2min; 3min