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Fengqing Ancient Tree Raw Pu-erh Cake 2014

Tough bitterness

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Fengqing Ancient Tree Raw Pu-erh Cake 2014

Tough bitterness

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80% of 100
Categories:
Pu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Alihou Village, Desili Town, Mengyou County, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

Tea Leaves Hand-picked between April 20 – May 15, 2014

Production Date

May, 2014

Net Weight

357g

Dry Leaf: 

Well shaped cake, evenly compressed leaves, full of buds and pekoes

Aroma: 

Elegant and unique sweet fragrance

Liquor: 

bright yellow, clean with a shade of floating pekoes

Taste: 

Strong yet soft at the same time, smooth, quick sweet after-taste; when sipping it,

the fragrance and taste linger on your tongue, bringing the sweetness to your throat.

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Alihou Wild Tea Area

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:

This is our custom cake with our brand logo “尋茶記” stamped on the covering tissue paper.

This is a unique raw pu-erh cake. The fresh leaves are from Fengqing large leaf species in Yunnan. Mengyou raw pu-erh has powerful flavor and soft aftertaste. When sipping it, the fragrance and taste linger on your tongue, bringing the sweetness to your throat.

This cake is named as Fengqing Ancient Tree. The name is stamped on the packaging paper as the blue text “凤庆古茶”. The tea leaves of this Fengqing raw pu-erh is from 300 to 600 years old tea trees, grown on 2000 meters high tea area. The favorable weather condition and natural environment breeds such a good tea.

The trees are Fengqing large leaf species. After rolling, the fresh tea leaves are compressed into this tidy cake shape. When unseal the tissue paper, you can see the dry leaves in the cake are large and strong, mixed with many thick tea buds.

Good tea is not only good looking, but also worth collecting. After breaking this pu-erh cake, you can find the leaves inside are the same quality as outside. This ensure this pu-erh tea’s high quality, brings the rich flavor and excellent taste to the tea. This Fengqing Ancient Tree Raw Pu-erh has a very natural and nice aroma. The fragrance of fresh leaves can still strongly drag your mind to the tea gardens in Yunnan. The flavor you can taste from the tea is the beauty of nature.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
203℉ / 95℃ 203℉ / 95℃℃
5g Tea 8g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 10 steeps: rinse,10s,15s,20s,25s,30s,40s,50s,60s,80s,100s
      Rinse time is 3 seconds
Tea Garden

There’re fifteen towns and villages in Fengqing that are covered with wild and cultivated old tea trees. Puerh tea areas includ Xiang Zhu in Xiaowan Town, Xinyuan, Dashi Village, Mengyou Village, Yongxin, and so on, totally around 31000 mu.

The region of Mengyou area in Yunnan is a prominent place with wild tea trees, half wild and half cultivated tea trees. There’re lots of old tea trees that are aged to a few hundred years and some are even up to a thousand years old or more. The Ancient Tea Plantations here in Mengyou is a special cultural landscape, which gives vitality to this place.

Alihou Village is located in the south of Mengyou and is about 20 kilometers to the government of Mengyou Town and about 60 kilometers to the downtown of Fengqing County. The surface of the road to the town is stone and soil, so the traffic of this area is not convenient. The whole village covers about 20.6 square kilometers. This village belongs to Mengyou Town, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province. The altitude of this village is 1,870 meters. The average temperature here is about 16℃. The annual precipitation is about 1,300 millimeters.

Alihou tea Area

Origin

This Ripe Pu-erh Cake is from the representative Pu-erh production area Fengqing which is located in the south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a county locates in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous Pu-erh production areas (Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, Lincang and Baoshan), and is one of the first origin places of tea in the world. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing and drinking tea and it contains a throng of mountains alternated with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This Puerh Tea is made from Fengqing large-leaf species that belong to Yunnan large-leaf species. The sexual propagation, arbour, super large-leaf means this big plant can reach over 6 meters tall. In 1984 the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese Government as national grade and was numbered as “Huacha NO. 13 (GsCT13)”. This species contains an abundant amount of tea polyphenol and catechin. The formation of these teas in the spring is 2.9% amino acid, 30.2% tea polyphenol, 3.2% caffeine and 13.4% catechin.

Fengqing large-leaf species

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-erh in Yunnan province, which was the early trading center for this tea. In this teas early history it was used as a bartering currency in south west China. In south west China the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - “Tea Horse Road” - was built especially to transport this tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.

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