A “puerh-like” raw dark tea from the self-administering Burmese region of Kokang which borders Yunnan. The tea possesses a full fruity taste with orange notes unique to Kokang's terroir, combined with a soft bitter finish.
The cake was produced entirely from spring 2014 materials by the small boutique label Sen Zhi Kui. The tea is available at a great price as the material used originates from outside of Yunnan and so is free of the speculative demand surrounding pu-erh.
Kokang region is located on the Yunnan border and for many centuries was a Chinese possession until it was ceded to British Burma in 1897. As a result of this land swap, Kokang's dark teas cannot now be labelled as pu-erh.
Origin: Kokang region, Shan State, Burma
Dark Tea Type: Raw (Sheng)
Same Production Method as Pu-erh: Yes
Cake Weight: 357g
Packaging: Wrapper around cake, smaller unit sizes in ziplock bag
Factory: Sen Zhi Kui
Production Date: Spring 2014
2014 – 2015: Dry stored in Kunming
2015 – Present: London stored
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