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Bulang Mountain in Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Altitude: about 1000-1200 meters.
Large leaf species, 70 to 80 years old
■ Harvest Time: June, 2007
■ Weight: 250g
neat, normal brick, well-compressed, covered with golden pekoes, has plenty buds and pleasant aroma.
heavy red color, mellow and smooth, complex taste with sweet after taste
Spent Tea Leaves:
Neat and glossy.
This Palace Ripened Pu-erh Brick Tea 2007 was produced in from Menghai, Xishuangbanna. MengHai is the typical Pu-erh tea production area in YunNan province. Our Palace Ripened Pu-erh Brick Tea was made by the Yunnan large leaf species tea trees, the unique tea trees in this area.
The large leaf species are excellent material for making teas. The palace brick tea made by large leaf species has plenty of golden buds. In ancient times, pu-erh teas of this large leaf were limited-offered, only the imperial family have chance to taste it, so it is named as Tribute/Palace Pu-erh.
With the elegant aroma, smooth taste and golden appearance, this Palace Ripened Pu-erh Brick Tea 2007 is a great choice.
Pu-erh tea has been touted for many years as a great weight loss tea because of its ability to help us burn fat and loss weight, as well as having a deliciously mellow and deeply earthy flavor.
According to the making method, it can be divided in to two kinds: Raw puerh and ripened puerh; In terms of shapes, it can be divided into four kinds: Cake, Tuocha, Brick, and loose tea. And our Palace Ripened Pu-erh Brick Tea 2007 is a ripened puerh brick tea.
Palace pu-erh means the high grade and great quality of puerh tea. TeaVivre offers this Palace Ripened Pu-erh Brick Tea 2007 to bring you a wonderful experience of high grade pu-erh tea.
Original Place – Bulang Mountain
The Bulang Mountain rolls and stretches on the land of Menghai. Deep valleys crossed through the hills. Average height there can reach to 1216 meters, while the highest spot, Sanduo Peak, is at the altitude of 2082 meters. Standing on the spot, you can have a clear view of the whole Bulang Mountain.
Bulang Mountain is subtropical monsoon climate, has abundant sunlight and rainfalls. The annual rainfall is 1374 mm, and average temperature is around 18℃ - 21℃. Frost season is very short. In spring and winter, there is heavy fog, while summer and autumn are often overcast and rainy. This unique natural condition creates the legend of Bulang Mountain’s Pu-erh tea through the history.
About Tea Tree
After picking appropriate tender leaves, the first step in making raw or ripened pu'er includes de-enzyming, twisting, dehydration, thus converting the leaf to maocha (晒青毛茶), which literally means, "light green rough tea". Pu'er traditionally begins as a raw product known as "rough" Mao Cha(毛茶), Which can be sent directly to the factory to be pressed into raw pu'er, or to undergo further processing(sun fixation, rolling, Wo Dui (piling) (渥堆), sun drying) to make ripe pu’er. Those complicated processing steps bring puer tea with sweet, smooth and aged taste.
Due to a series of complicated chemical process during the entire tea process ( such as enzymatic action, Microbiological and hydrochemical changes in water promoted by heat), components in tea leaves changed its physical and chemical properties. It leads to tea polyphenol in tea has decreased by 40%, catechin by 75%-80%，free amino acid by 60%，soluble sugar by 40%, and theabrownin has increased to 230%. So the finished puer teas abounds in many kinds of chemical compound which are beneficial to human body.
The most important things decide the Puerh quality:
1 Place: The high quality Puerh should use the Yunan Large-leaf variety. The main traditional Puerh production areas are Xishuangbanna, Pu’er (Simao), Lincang and Baoshan. The tea from different area has different characteristic. And each place also has their own representative places, for example, the representative places in Lingcang are: Fengqing and Mengku.
2 The quality of tea tress: Although all the Puerh tea trees are Yunnan Large-leaf tea trees variety, this variety also has many subcategories. There are many ways to distinguish the tea trees. In order to understand easily, we can judge the quality by the age of the trees. The older the tea tree is, the deeper the root is, so it can absorb more nutrient and mineral substance which can ensure the high quality of the tea. Generally speaking, the 60 years old tea tree (also called big tea tree 大树茶) is better than the 30 years old tea tree (also called arbor tea tree 乔木茶) which is better than 10 years old or less than 10 years old tea tree (also called tableland tea tree 台地茶). Of course, there are also some tea trees more than hundred years old which is quite rare.
3 Picking time: For big tea tree, the Spring tea and Autumn tea both have their own characteristic which are better than Summer tea.
For tableland tea tree, the Spring tea is the best, then Autumn tea, Summer tea is the worst.
4 The grade of tea leaves: The thick branches and big leaves don’t mean it is bad quality. Usually the grade only means the tenderness of the maocha. It can be divided into ten grades by the tenderness. The super grade is the most tender which contains tiny buds with golden tips. The worst is the tenth grade which contains big leaves with stalk. The appearance of higher grade maocha is elegant and the also contains more inclusions. But the higher grade also has bitter taste. The lower grade taste roughly and clearly, and also contains much fragrant which make the tea rich taste. So it is better to choose puerh by the taste you like but not only focus on the grade.
5 Storage time: Under the condition of dry storage, the taste changes with the length of time it stored; the longer it stored, the better it tastes. With fine Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged, as long as it is stored properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. But it need to note that it is under the condition of good place, tea tree and proper picking time, it can’t be only emphasis the storage time but ignore the tea inner quality.
Besides the above factors, there are also some other aspects which can affect the puerh quality like the tea process.
You can get more useful Puerh information from the following articles:
How to Properly Loosen and Pry Pu-erh Tea
The Four Main Pu-erh Tea Production Areas of Yunnan China
Miracle Weight Loss Tea from China – How Pu-erh Tea Can Help You Shed Pounds
How to Brew an Enjoyable Pu-erh Tea
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Commonly asked questions
- Q: I got this tea as a sample, and I feel very energetic after drinking. Does this tea have more caffeine than other teas (green, black, white etc.) or is it just me? Posted on 5/2/17 by David
Reply: According to the research, The Pu-erh' caffeine is lower than most of the teas, especially the ripened Pu-erh.
Normally it wouldn't be the problem of the caffeine of this tea. Maybe you are sensitive to this tea or just happened a thing make you energetic when you drink the tea.
- Q: How many gram is the brick? Posted on 10/24/15 by Khiong
Reply: Hi Khiong，
Thank you for your question.
This brick is 250 gram per brick.
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