Yunnan Palace Ripened Pu-erh Loose Tea 2007

Soft and quite mellow, aged flavor

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Yunnan Palace Ripened Pu-erh Loose Tea 2007

Soft and quite mellow, aged flavor

91% of 100

Mengku Town, Shuangjiang County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 2007

Dry Leaf: 

Tight leaves with plenty of golden tips


Earthy, aged fragrance


Dark brown


Natural earthy, quite soft and brightly sweet

Tea Bush:

Mengku large-leaf tea tree species (hundred years old)

Tea Garden:

Wujia Cun Tea Garden


Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)


Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

the aged the better

Angel's Comment:

This Palace Ripened Pu-erh Tea is a good choice for Pu-erh beginners to begin with a lighter and softer Pu-erh taste.

This palace-grade pu-erh tea comes from Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas. Lincang, near the Lancang River and close to the Tropic of Cancer, has a subtropical climate and is the hometown of the Mengku large-leaf tea tree species.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
2.5 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 8 steeps: rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 50s, 80s, 120s
Tea Garden

Wu Jia Cun Tea Garden, at an elevation of 1780m, is north of Mengku. The main crops grown here are tea trees and walnut, which thrive in the annual average temperature here of around 20℃ and under the average 1750mm annual precipitation. The variety of tea grown here is of the Mengku large-leaf species, which results in pu-erh with a remarkably mellow, smooth, and sweet aftertaste.

Wu Jia Cun Tea Garden

Mengku is part of Shuangjiang County in Lincang City, which itself is one of the four main pu-erh production areas among Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan. There are many mountains in this area, with the tallest being Big Snow Mountain at a height of 3233m. The excellent Mengku large-leaf tea tree species was bred and developed in this area, and is quickly earning its reputation as one of the best varieties for pu-erh.

Map of Mengku

Tea Bush

The Mengku large-leaf tree is a relatively rare variety in the world, and also the best type from which to make pu-erh tea. Yunnan has a unique advantage in its geographical position in that its abundant rainfall and proper temperature are perfect for growing large-leaf varieties like this. The leaves from this type are abundant in polyphenols, catechins, amino acids, and caffeine.

Mengku Large-leaf tea tree


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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