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Bing Dao Ancient Tree Dragon Ball Raw Pu-erh Tea

Sweet rock sugar note, long-lasting floral, easy to brew

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Bing Dao Ancient Tree Dragon Ball Raw Pu-erh Tea

Sweet rock sugar note, long-lasting floral, easy to brew

Summary
Origin:

Bingdao Village, Mengku Town, Shuangjiang, Lincang, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 10 – April 30, 2024

Production Date:

May 7, 2024

Plucking Standard:

One bud with one leaf, mixed with one bud with two or three leaves

Net Weight

About 8g

Dry Leaf: 

Ball shape, the leaves are fat and clear with a little white fuzz

Aroma: 

Delighted sweet rock candy aroma, floral, wild charm

Liquor: 

Golden yellow

Taste: 

Rich in taste, aromatic, sticky, slightly bitter, but changes quickly, followed by a strong sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

Yunnan large-leaf tea bush species (80 - 150 years)

Tea Garden:

Bing Dao Ancient Tea Garden (1400m – 2500m)

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

The aged the better

Angel's Comment:

The key fragrance note: sweet rock candy aroma; the compound note is honey and robust floral. The tea liquid is full-bodied and long-lasting.

This Bing Dao Ancient Tree Dragon Ball is made from ancient tea trees aged between 80 to 150 years old in the Bing Dao village, shaped into approximately 8g pearls for easy carrying and brewing. Placing the dry tea in a warm Gaiwan and gently shaking it, you can smell its rich sweetness and subtle wild charm. Once brewed, the tea liquid is rich in flavor, with a thick, sticky mouthfeel, and carries the unique rock candy sweetness characteristic of Bing Dao pu'erh. The bitterness of is low, and it transforms quickly, with a strong and lasting sweet aftertaste that leaves a fragrant residue on the lips and teeth.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
203℉ / 95℃ 203℉ / 95℃
1/2 tea ball 1 tea ball
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 11 steeps: rinse, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 120s
Tea Garden

This Bing Dao Pu-erh tea was plucked in the spring of 2020, relatively new, but the taste is not monotonous. It has the unique Bing Dao tea character, rock sugar taste and nectar aroma. The day leaf has rich sweet and fruity fragrance, along with some wild aroma. The liquor is soft, mellow and smooth, almost no astringency. It tastes soft, sweet and refreshing with sweet aftertaste, moreover, after several infusions, the mouth and throat will have some cooling sensation, with long lasting tea aroma. Look forward to its natural transformation.

tea garden

tea garden

Tea Master
Mr Zhou and Angel

A born-and-bred Yunnan farmer, Mr. Zhou has been avidly contributing to the tea business for more than 20 years. A short chat with him made his passion for using traditional tea crafting processes apparent.

He values the essential quality inside the tea leaves, and says that his experience comes from spending most of his time in the tea gardens along the mountains.

Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out that internal quality of the tea to share with tea lovers around the world - and also claims that the best environment for growing the perfect tea is in Fengqing.

At the 14th Chinese Tea Industry Economic Annual Conference in 2021, Mr. Zhou won the honorary title of "National Tea Craftsman -- Tea Master".

Origin

Bing Dao Village, belonging to the town of Mengku, is 25 kilometers away from the town of Mengku and 45 kilometers away from the city. It has an area of 2.5 square kilometers, an altitude of 1,500 to 2,500 meters, and an average annual temperature of 20℃. Bing Dao Village, a highest altitude Dai People village in Mengku area and a famous tea-producing village in Lincang City, is famous for producing Bing Dao large-leaf tea.

map of bingdao

Tea Bush

Bing Dao Pu-erh tea is made from the new buds and leaves of Yunnan ancient tea trees in Bing Dao Village. Bing Dao ancient tea trees belong to arbor type, large leaves, and early-sprouting variety. It is the first national-level fine variety recognized by our country in 1984. Under natural conditions the tea trees can reach a height of 4 to 30 meters, which have large leaves, oval or long ellipse shapes, green and dark green color, shiny, soft, thick leaves with obvious white hairs. The spring tea plucked with one bud and two leaves contains amino acids (1.7%), tea polyphenols (33.8%), caffeine (4.1%), and catechins (18.2%), therefore, it has strong Chaqi, thick and sweet, which is a superior variety to produce pu-erh tea.

tea bush

History

Pu-erh tea is one of the oldest types of tea in China, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. Pu-erh is named after the town of Pu’er in Yunnan province, which was the original trading center of this tea. In its early history, this tea was actually used as bartering currency in southwest China, where the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao, “Tea Horse Road”, was built for the sole purpose of transporting it through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.

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