2008 Spring Brown Mountain Lao Cha Tou


Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process, is a type of raw puerh. The "cha tou" are the leaves that ball up and get stuck together. The best cha tou are ones that have not been over-fermented and are smaller in size.


Thick dark tea soup, strong sweet with a hint of dark chocolate bitterness and licorice after-taste. Potent cha tou both in taste and infusibility. The Lao Cha Tou gives kind of fascinating wine flavor. and the taste is so smooth with sweet aftertaste. The fully oxidized tealeaves yield cups of full-bodied tea with a smooth and thick mouth-feel.