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2006 Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha 100g

Tightly compressed, bitterness with sweet aftertaste

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2006 Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha 100g

Tightly compressed, bitterness with sweet aftertaste

Rating:
90% of 100
Categories:
TeaPu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

Tea Leaves Hand-picked around April 1 to 10, 2006

Production Date:

July, 2007

Net Weight:

100g / 1 tuocha

Dry Leaf:

Made of 100% pure one bud with one to three tea leaves,

compressed into well-proportioned nest shape, which is tight and even

Aroma: 

Freshing, floral

Liquor: 

Bright yellowish color

Taste:

Taste strong and somewhat bitterness of first sip, quick sweet after-taste.

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species (50 to 150 years)

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:

If you like the taste of Sheng Pu-erh, or want to try compressed tea of medium weight, you will be satisfied with this 100g Sheng Tuocha.

Sheng pu-erh has a strong flavor for its first sip, though the sweet aftertaste will bring you a wonderful sensation; this particular tea carries a hint of sugarcane as its aftertaste, lingering in your mouth. This 100g tuocha was compressed in July of 2006 and is 7cm in width with a heigh of 4.5cm, and has a dark green color with the leaves becoming soft upon brewing.

In order to craft good sheng pu-erh, fresh tea leaves picked around the Qing Ming season are absolutely required. The materials for this tea come from the Fenqing large-leaf tea species, and first are picked and then dried with traditional methods before they are pressed into the tuocha, or bird’s nest shape. When smelling its faint, earthy scent, it may bring you feelings of the beautiful Yunnan scenery where this tea was made.

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,20s,10s,10s,10s,20s,20s,30s,50s,70s,90s
      Rinse time is 3 seconds
Tea Garden

This tuocha is from De Si Li, Meng You, Fengqing, Lincang. There are fifteen towns and villages in Fengqing that harbor wild and cultivated tea trees, including Xiang Zhu, Xinyuan, Dashi Village, Mengyou Village, Yongxin, and others, covering in total around 31,000 mu.
Mengyou in Yunnan is a prominent tea production region, for its industry of half wild and half cultivated trees. In this area there are many old tea trees that are a few hundred years old, and some reach up to a thousand or more. The ancient tea plantations here make a special cultural landscape, granting vitality to this place.

Mengyou area
Tea Farmer

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.

Origin

This pu-erh tea is produced in Fengqing, located south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a country in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas (along with Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan), and is one of the original birthplaces of tea in the world. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea, and contains a beautiful throng of mountains webbed with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This pu-erh tea is made from the Fengqing large-leaf subspecies of the Yunnan large-leaf. It propagates sexually and takes the form of an arbour tree, meaning that it can grow to over six meters tall. 1984, the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese government as a national grade. It contains an abundance of tea polyphenols (30.2%) and catechins (13.4%), as well as 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine.

Fengqing large-leaf 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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