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Windtalker is a glorious cake from Guafeng village. Guafeng lies in the large expanse of old-growth forest where Yiwu in Yunnan province borders with Laos. The village is located in a mountain pass, surrounded by slopes on all sides, making it quite a wind tunnel—this is how the village got its name, which means “windy.” A small river crosses in front of the village. For a long time, the village was far removed from the outside world, and the people here still lived quite a traditional lifestyle. The natural environment is very well preserved, the forested mountainsides flourishing with vegetation. The tea trees that grow scattered in a fifty-kilometer radius of the village share the forest with towering trees, imbuing the tea with the wild spirit of the ancient mountain forests. These tea trees began to be discovered in 2004, and they gradually awakened the interest of the Yao people living on the mountain.This cake was pressed by friends of ours who visited there in 2009. They have offered their support to our future Center, Light Meets Life. Interestingly, as Guafeng has grown in name and fame, new tea from the old trees there costs more nowadays than old cakes like this one! When you add to that the fact that this was partially donated to us, it makes this cake an epic deal. This tea is beautifully rich and thick. It has been well aged and is a wonderful tea for drinking or for further aging. We are very excited to share Windtalker with you!