Morning Star - Bada Mountain He Song Sheng Puerh - 2014 -2oz
Originally picked from an ancient tea tree garden on Bada Mountain in Xishuangbanna, Morning Star is a rare big-leaf young Sheng Puerh. Bada teas have long benefited from a kind of perfect green storm in terms of terroir. The climate and altitude (1300-1500 meters) support the hearty old trees with significant rainfall, big temperature difference between day and night, and lots of sun year-round. The isolation of the area has protected the trees from excessive harvesting, or clear cutting for plantations. For decades the region of Xishuangbanna of southern Yunnan Province had a wealth of raw materials but only a limited number of gardens or forests had competent hands. This young Puerh represents the more recent expertise we find in processing, yielding a young puerh that is far more enjoyable than many other bitter young puerh. We particularly love the creamy taste with hints of honey and walnuts. We find Morning Star a particularly accessible young puerh, and wonderful brew for those of you who are just starting out on your exploration of young Sheng Puerh.