2005 Menghai Lao Cha Tou - 2 oz
Lao Cha Tou - or "old tea heads" - are the little, ultra-fermented knots of ripe puerh found at the bottom of the fermentation pile. Having not being tossed and turned with the rest of the loose tea in the 45 days or so of puerh fermentation, they were found nestled at the bottom where the heat cooked them a little longer. The result: more compression, extra creaminess and thicker mouthfeel, and extended brewing capacity.
These semi-aged, Menghai-sweet cha tou brew up a clear burgundy soup, with light camphor and malt notes. Smooth and mouth watering, so easy to drink! Pop one or two nuggets in a thermos or pot with boiling water and enjoy happy day of tea drinking.