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Fengqing Chun Yun Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2006

Earthy, medium strength

$2.00
Fengqing Chun Yun Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2006

Earthy, medium strength

Rating:
83% of 100
Categories:
TeaPu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April, 2006

Production Date

May, 2008

Net Weight

200g

Dry Leaf: 

This product features for its thick, tightly compressed body with visible golden tips

Aroma: 

Pleasant ripe fruit aroma mixed aged scent

Liquor: 

Bright red liquor with visible Cha Yun

Taste: 

Smooth, mild, mellow and rich followed by sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

Mengku large-leaf tea bush species (50-60 years old)

Tea Garden:

Ximu Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Low caffeine (less than 10% 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 tea cake is ideal for pu-erh tea beginners for its mild and mellow taste.

The leaves for this tea were first picked and processed in spring of 2006, followed by a two-year pile fermentation period that ended in these leaves being pressed into cakes in May 2008. For seven years after this, the cakes were kept in a special warehouse for monitored fermentation.

When brewing this tea, its characteristic aged scent is prominent, and the liquor is bright red and clear. It has an intriguing aroma, somewhat similar to red dates, while the taste is mild and balanced, and not at all bitter. On the whole, this particular tea is ideal for pu-erh beginners and daily consumption.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
5g Tea 10g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 10 mins 10 steeps: rinse, 30s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 115s, 245s, 360s
Tea Garden

Ximu Tea Garden is located in the southwest of Yunnan Province at an elevation of around 1900 meters. The yearly temperature in this area averages about 14.5C, and it receives an average precipitation of up to 1400mm. All in all, this location is ideal for growing crops, particularly tea and walnuts.

 

 

Origin

This ripe pu-erh cake comes from the representative pu-erh production area, Fengqing, in the southern part of the Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fenging is a county in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas (among Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan), and is one of the first birthplaces of tea in the entire world. It is also famous as the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea, and the land features a throng of mountains webbed with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This tea is made from the Mengku large-leaf tree, a rare variety in the world. The Mengku large-leaf species are mainly distributed around Lincang city, Fengqing county, and Shuangjiang county. Yunnan has a unique advantage for growing these types in its geographic position, in its abundant rainfall and ideal temperature. The tea leaves from this variety, when in a perfect environment like this, retain an abundance of polyphenols, catechins, and amino acids, marking them as suitable for making pu-erh, black, and green teas.

mengku large-leaf tea bush species

History

Pu-erh tea is one of the oldest types of Chinese tea, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. It is named after the town of Pu’er in Yunnan province, which was the earliest trading center for this tea. In its early history pu-erh was used as a bartering currency throughout southwest China, and there the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - or Tea Horse Road - was built especially to transport this tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.

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