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Fengqing Paddy Flavor Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea 2006

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Fengqing Paddy Flavor Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea 2006
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87% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

Tea Leaves Hand-picked on September, 2005 and March, 2006

Production Date:

April, 2006

Net Weight:

357g

Dry Leaf:

Round compressed cake shape, quality of inside and surface of the cake tea are the same

Aroma: 

Rich and complex flavour, woody, floral, fruity

Liquor: 

Golden Yellow

Taste:

Mellow aged Puerh sweet taste with flowery flavor

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Mengyou 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 raw Puerh cake gains complexity and depth with age.

Certification:

CQC Certification

This Raw Puerh Cake is special for the two seasons’ resource from the same Arbor Tea Trees. Some are picked on March which we called “Ming Qian” or “Chun Jian” leaves. This is the best tea leaves in Spring Tea because it contains more nutrition and tastes mellow. Some are picked on September which we called “Gu Hua” or “Paddy Flower”. This is the best leaves for Autumn Tea because the aroma is stronger and lasting longer. The Autumn Tea (Paddy Flower Tea) also has special flower fragrance. This Raw Puerh Cake is made by the two kinds of tea resource which were carefully blended by certain proportion.

So this kind of Raw Puerh Cake Tea 2006 has both the advantage of Spring Tea and Autumn Tea. It has soft taste for the immediate sip, at the middle taste it is a little bitter, but then immediately comes a smooth sweet taste and long lasting. You can get the flower fragrance at the first taste, middle taste and after taster. This kind of Raw Puerh Cake Tea is suitable for the Puerh enthusiasts who like the flower fragrance and not the heavy taste Raw Puerh Cake. Meanwhile, it is also suitable for people who just begin to try Raw Puerh.

The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
xg Tea xxg Tea
Brewing time: x - xx mins xx steeps: xxxx
      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.

Gu Shu Chun Jian Tea tree
tea picking 1
tea picking 2

People here usually climb up the tree to pick tea leaves.

Tea Farmer

An authentic Yunnan farmer, Mr. Zhou has been avidly contributing to the tea business for over 20 years. A short chat with Mr. Zhou revealed his passion and insistence of the traditional tea process. He values the quality inside tea and his experience came from spending most of his time on tea mountains. Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out the nature of tea to share with tea lovers around the world and claims that the best environment for growing perfect tea trees is in Fengqing.

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.
The tea leaves used to make this Puerh cake tea Teavivre carefully selected are picked from 30 to 40 years old Large-leaf Arbor Tea Trees. The trees are naturally growth without any fertilizer and pesticides only need manually loosen the oil and trim branches and leaves.

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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