This tea is compressed with unblended spring leaves with more younger downy leaves. Very fragrant when it is unwrapped. Soft and smooth at the beginning, delicate sweetness. Fragrance fades out after third infusion with dryer and bitter taste but sweeter aftertaste. About fifth infusion after, has the best taste while bitterness has become weakened after and lasts only sweetness.
Lao Man E village is located in the region of Da Ban Zhang where the core production of Bu Lang old arbor tea is. Every old tea tree in this area is engraved with vicissitudes of time suffering, has witnessed the history of ancestor’s tea farming. The average altitude of this tea is from about 1650 meter above sea level, slightly lower than Lao Ban Zhang Tea area. It is merely about 5 kilometers from Xin Ban Zhang, and less than 10 kilometers from Lao Ban Zhang, known as king of pu erh tea from. No matter of their sea level, climate or environmental quality are mostly similar.
For best tasting result, the pressed pu erh tea should be pried to loose form and exposed in the air few days before brewing.
*Gradually increase steeping time when tea is fading out