2003 Zhongcha CNNP 8538 Haiwan Tea Co. Raw Pu'er Tea Cake
manufacturer: Haiwan Tea Factory 海湾茶厂
Origin: Aning Haiwan, Yunnan
Trees/Material: Blend of Big Leaf Variety
Storage: Guangzhou Dry Storage
These are aged blended cakes of raw pu'er pressed in 2003 and sold under the Zhongcha / CNNP label.
The recipe number (8538) on the label indicates this recipe was first produced in 1985, is made of grade / size 3 leaves (on a scale of 0-9, 0 being the smallest, 9 the largest), and from the Haiwan Tea Factory.
The tea is smooth, earthy and warming with a nice long finish. The tea has layered notes and a qi that is strong without being overwhelming.