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

93% 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 Ripened Pu-erh Loose Tea is from one of the four famous Puerh tea producing areas - Lincang which locates close to Lancang River and near to the Tropic of Cancer, has a subtropical climate, and is the hometown of 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, with elevation of 1780 metres, locates to the north of Mengku. People here mainly grow tea and walnut with the weather of annual average temperature 20℃ and annual precipitation 1750 millimetres. Puerh Tea made from the Mengku large-leaf tea trees here are with remarkable mellow, smooth and sweet aftertaste.

Wu Jia Cun Tea Garden

Mengku locates in Shuangjiang County, Lincang City which is one of the four main Pu-erh production areas (Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, Lincang and Baoshan). There’re plenty of mountains including the highest Big Snow Mountain with elevation of 3233 metres in Mengku. The excellent Mengku large-leaf tea tree species is breeding and developing in this area and becoming a famous material to make Puerh tea.

Map of Mengku

Tea Bush

Mengku Large-leaf tea tree is a rare tea variety in the world. It is a kind which is best to make puerh tea. Yunnan has unique advantage in its geographical position, it is rich in rainfall and its proper temperature is good for planting large-leaf tea trees. The tea leaves from this kind of tea varieties growing in this perfect environment are abundant in polyphenols, catechins, amino acids, caffeine content.

Mengku Large-leaf tea tree


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.

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