Saturday, September 16, 2006

2006 BanZhang Pu-erh

There is no doubt that BanZhang Mountain is this year's new Pu-erh favorite. However, the vast amount of so-called BanZhang Pu-erh on the market raised a question about their authenticity. According to local people, annual productions of BanZhang tea leaves are only 6,000 to 8,000 kg. This means that at 400g each, only 15,000 to 20,000 cakes can be made of real BanZhang leaves. The major characteristic of BanZhang Pu-erh is its strength. BanZhang Pu-erh is the strongest among those popular tea mountains. Unless you know what you are doing, maybe this is not a year to ride the BanZhang heat wave?