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Ripened Aged Loose Pu-erh Tea - Grade 3
Mellow, sweet and smooth with jujube aroma
Mellow, sweet and smooth with jujube aroma
Mengyou Town, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China
March to June, 2013
Dominated by one bud with two to three leaves with small amount of one bud with one leaf
Maroon color with a small amount of tea stalk
Aged aroma and jujube aroma
Bright deep red color
Tastes sweet and smooth, mellow and soft with unique aged aroma and jujube aroma
Fengqing large-leaf tea species (about 50 to 300 years)
Lida& Dasi Tea Garden
Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
The aged the better
This ripened Pu-erh tea is a good choice to be mixed with milk. The modulated milk tea tastes mellow and smooth, after tasting, you will want more.
The ripened Pu-erh loose tea can be divided into Palace grade, superfine grade, grade 1, grade 2 to grade 10 based on the quality, the higher the level, the tender the tea is. Teavivre’s this tea belongs to the grade 3 of Pu-erh loose tea, which mainly choose one bud with two to three leaves as the raw material and fermented by traditional technology. Its tea liquid with jujube aroma tastes sweet, smooth and soft. When drinking, you can obviously feel the consistency of tea liquid and after drinking, you can smell the obvious aroma when sniffing the wall of tea cup. If you have the habit of drinking Pu-er tea in the afternoon, you can also be supplemented by some refreshments.
PS: Pu-erh tea is famous for its sweet aftertaste, that's to say, after the tea goes into the throat, the sweet taste still lingers in the mouth. The interplay of unique milk aroma and tea flavor makes us memorable. About how to make ripened Pu-erh milk tea, please see: Pu-erh and Milk, a Magic Journey of Taste.
Chinese Gongfu Method
|Teacup: 12oz / 355ml||Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml|
|212℉ / 100℃||212℉ / 100℃|
|5g Tea||7g Tea|
|Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins||10 steeps: rinse,10s, 15s,20s,30s, 50s, 70s,90s, 120s,150s, 200s|
|Rinse time is around 5 seconds|
Lida and Dasi tea gardens are located in the beautiful Mengyou Town that belongs to Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province. The average elevation of tea gardens is 1980 meters, and some even more than 2100 meters. The temperature here is mild and humid, and the annual average temperature is about 16.2℃. Its unique natural conditions which are suitable for the growth of tea, plus excellent large-leaf tea species and superb tea processing technology, makes Fengqing tea enjoy a high reputation since ancient times.
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.
This tea produced in Fengqing, which is located in the south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a county in 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 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.
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.
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.