This tea comes from old-growth trees on Big Snow Mountain (Da Xue Shan, 大雪山) in Lincang, Yunnan. The fresh leaves are so aromatically pungent, you can smell them as soon as you open the bag. The liquor is ethereal beyond description both in terms of the deep, expansive Qi and perfect balance of acrid, bitter and sweet flavors. With a height of 3,500m and a prominence of 2,041m, Da Xue Shan is the most prominent peak of the Indo-Malayan Mountain Range of Southeast Asia. Big Snow Mountain is one of the Five Mountains that are the origin of all tea, and it happens to be our favorite because of its expansive and deep breadth. This tea was handpicked and processed in the spring of 2015 by the Wa aboriginal tribe. It is a very rare and limited treasure that was hard to find. The original cakes were completely stone-pressed by hand in the traditional way, leaving them looser, which is better for aging.