The High Road
These little cakes are from ancient trees in Feng Qing, Yunnan. Each tree is numbered and requires scaffolding to pick. They use bamboo scaffolding that resembles what workers in the West use to paint the outside of a house. The trees are protected, so very little tea is harvested each year and the trees are allowed to rest from three to five years, picked in cycles. The absolute best trees are processed individually, which is also rare for puerh.
The High Road is made from the downgraded bits and leftovers after the best leaves from these trees are sold for astronomical prices. But that, along with the fact that they were donated, is the main reason mortals like us can afford to drink a tea like this.
We don’t recommend aging The High Road. It is too delicious. Drink it while it is fresh and save other teas for the long term!
These are extremely limited. Get one or a tong quick ( a tong is 5 cakes)!