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Fengqing Arbor Tree Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2010

Woody, rich and thick texture

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Fengqing Arbor Tree Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2010

Woody, rich and thick texture

Rating:
84% of 100
Categories:
TeaPu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Fengshan, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April, 2008

Production Date:

2010

Net Weight:

357g

Dry Leaf:

Round compressed cake shape, with evenly distributed golden buds visible on the surface and inside

Aroma: 

Aged woody scent, jujube aroma

Liquor: 

Bright and clear deep red

Taste:

Rich and complex mellow earthy sweet taste, full-bodied, smooth, thick-textured

Tea Bush:

Fengqing Large-leaf Arbor Tea Trees

Tea Garden:

Fengshan Tea Area

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 is generally an entry-level Ripe Puerh Cake Tea with good price for Puerh Tea lovers to taste Arbor old tree Puerh Tea.

The tea leaves used to make this cake are all hand-picked from large-leaf arbor tea trees between 50 and 100 years old. If you’re looking to try old-tree pu-erh tea, you can’t miss this one with its excellent price.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
5g Tea 8g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 8 steeps: rinse twice,10s,20s,25s,30s,35s,70s,150s,180s
Tea Garden

The Fengshan area of Yunnan is a notable region for arbor tea trees, many of them aged to a few hundred years old, and a few up to a thousand or more. Fengshan shares a border with Xiaowan town to the east, Sanchahe to the south, Menyou and Desili to the west, and Dasi to the north, and is an important tea-planting region in Fengqing covering more than 50,000 mu, at an altitude mainly above 1900 meters.

Fengshan area
Tea Garden
Tea Garden



The older villagers and young children who should be enjoying comfortable lives still choose to pick tea leaves among the lush foliage, or perform the laborious task of climbing the trees. They enjoy these tasks and always smile when picking the leaves. Life with tea, including picking and drinking it, are the most important parts of their lives.

tea leaves

The tea pickers keep busy with their work beneath the blue sky and soft clouds. Fresh, fat leaves stand straight out along the old trees in the sun, among harmonious and beautiful scenery.

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 ripe pu-erh cake comes from the representative pu-erh production area, Fengqing, located south of the Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a county in the northwestern part of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production regions (among Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshon), and is one of the original birthplaces of tea. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

The tea leaves used to make this pu-erh cake were carefully selected from 50-100 year old large-leaf arbor-type tea trees. These trees grow naturally without any fertilizers or pesticides, and with the only human interaction being some loosening of the soil and the occasional trimming or pruning of the branches. The leaves were hand-picked during April 2008, containing many golden buds that ensure the high quality of this cake. The super-large-leaf and arbor qualities of the tree mean that it can grow to over six meters tall. In 1984 the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese government as a national grade. It contains an abundance of tea polyphenols and catechins, at 30.2% and 13.4% respectively, and also has 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine for the spring-picked leaves.

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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