2008 Qian Li Zhen "Yi Wu Song Pin Hao" Raw Pu-erh Tea CakeTaiwan Sourcing
When it comes to "Hao" class vintage Pu-erh, Song Pin Hao is a very big name to recognize with. "Hao" stands for either "a company" or "a brand" in ancient text, so "Song Pin Hao" means "a company that has a name 'Song Pin'." This is a ancient tea company that has been producing tea cake back in the middle of 19th century, and is now one of the biggest name among "ancient Pu-erhs."
This cake was made from the early spring sprout of Yi Wu in 2008 by using similar withering and pressing technique like its ancestor, resulting a thick and complex characteristic inside your mouth. Less than two decades its transformation is already appallingly refined, and why should anyone wait for another century? Song Pin shall not just be the past, but also the present and the future when you savour this wonderful tea.
Original Han Character: 乾利貞宋聘號
Vintage: 2008 / 貳零零捌
Varietal: Wild Arbor / 野生喬木種
Region: Yi Wu / 易武
Oxidation Level: 90% / 分之 玖拾
Storage History: Stored in Taiwan since 2008