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Yun He Jia Mu Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2010

Mellow and full-bodied, woody aroma

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Yun He Jia Mu Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2010

Mellow and full-bodied, woody aroma

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80% of 100
Categories:
TeaPu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 10, 2010

Production Date:

April 16, 2012

Weight:

357g

Dry Leaf: 

Tight and well-shaped cake, the strips are clear and even with lots of golden tips on the surface and inside of the cake

Aroma: 

Woody aroma

Liquor: 

Deep and clear red color

Taste: 

Smooth and mellow, rich and full-bodied, with a slight mushroom fragrance

Tea Bush:

Menghai large-leaf tea bush species (about 300-400 years)

Tea Garden:

Bulang Mountain Ancient 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:

The tea liquid is clean, the entrance is smooth, and the woody scent at the bottom of the cup lasts a long time.

This ripe pu’erh comes from Bulang Mountain. It was harvested in 2010 and pressed into cake in 2012. Having been aged over 10 years, it already got the obvious woody aroma. Pu'erh from Bulang Mountain has a mellower and richer flavor when compared to ripe pu'erh from other tea regions; the tea liquid has a high concentration, similar to rice soup, as well as a mild mushroom scent and pleasant sweetness; the honey notes lingers in the bottom of the cups which is delightful. In general, this tea offers great value and is often simple to adapt to. Whether you are a seasoned pu'erh tea lover or a novice, it is worthwhile to give it a shot.

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 - 8 mins 10 steeps: rinse 2 times, 10s, 15s, 20s, 20s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 120s
      Rinse time is 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Bulang Mountain has a long history of tea planting. As early as more than 1,000 years ago, Bulang nation people here began to grow tea. Bulang Mountain Ancient Tea Garden includes a number of pollution-free alpine forest areas, of which Banzhang and Lao Man'e are the most famous. The soil here is fertile, sunny, and rainfall is abundant. The average annual rainfall is about 1300 mm, and the annual average temperature is 18 ℃ ~ 21 ℃. Furthermore, Bulang Mountain tea is a green and healthy ecological tea that is free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Therefore, it is very popular among tea lovers.

tea trees

tea trees

Origin

Bulang Mountain sits in Menghai County of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, and is a famous area of pu-erh production. This mountain houses the largest concentration of ancient tea trees within a 100,000-hectare area.

The mountain rolls and stretches across Menghai, with deep valleys cutting through hills that can reach up to 1216 meters on average, with the highest point, Sanduo Peak, rising almost 2100m above sea level. Bulang Mountain experiences a subtropical monsoon climate, with abundant sunlight and rainfall of about 1374mm per year, and the average temperature between 18 and 21℃. There is little risk of frost here, and the season for it is also short; during the spring and winter a heavy fog blankets the mountain, while the summer and autumn months are often overcast and rainy.

Map of Yunnan,Bulang Mountain

Tea Bush

Native to Menghai County in Xishuangbanna, the Menghai large-leaf tea species was rated as the most improved national variety in 1984. It grows up to 7m tall in the wild with bold green leaves noticeably larger than more common varieties, and the buds of this species are yellowish-green and coated in fuzz. The leaves are high in phytochemicals, with one bud and two leaves containing 2.3% amino acids, 32.8% polyphenolic compounds, 4.1% caffeine, and 18.2% catechinic acid. Because of this, pu-erh tea made from this species is high in quality, rich yet soft in taste, and maintains a full-bodied essence.

Menghai large leaf tea tree species

History

Pu-erh is one of the oldest types of tea in China with a history stretching back over 1700 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 originally the early trading center for this tea. In early history pu-erh was used as a bartering currency in southwest China, with the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao, the Tea Horse Road, being built for the purpose of transporting this tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.

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