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Zhoushi Fengqing Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2016

Thick and smooth, with noticeable sweetness

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Zhoushi Fengqing Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea 2016

Thick and smooth, with noticeable sweetness

Summary
Origin:

Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

Tea Leaves Hand-picked in April 2015 and April 2016

Production Date

August 6, 2018

Net Weight:

357g

Dry Leaf: 

Round compressed cake shape, it presents dark brown in color with lots of

golden buds visible on the surface and inside

Aroma: 

Aged woody scent & Jujube aroma

Liquor: 

Red-brown

Taste: 

Full-bodied, thick mouth feel with soft, mellow taste as well as sweetness

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species (more than 100 years old)

Tea Garden:

Mengyou 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:

Featured with thick and smooth taste, this ripened Pu-erh cake allows multiple infusions and produces noticeable sweetness and aged aroma.

Selected Fengqing large-leaf tea species as material, this fresh leaves of this ripened cake is handpicked in the spring of 2015 and 2016 respectively. The unique ratio of mixing different harvested tea together to create a harmonious compressed ripened Pu-erh cake, not only makes it taste better, but also makes the whole cake taste richer with a well-layered flavor profile. Upon opening the paper wrapper, you’ll be attracted by its remarkable golden buds. As it enters the mouth, coming in contact with tongue, you can quickly feel its sweetness and then spread in the mouth. In addition, it offers a soft, mellow taste and leaves a smooth feeling in the throat. At the same time, it still has very thick texture and makes you feel a bit like of drinking rice soup, letting you feel warm and comfortable especially in cold weather.

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 12 steeps: Rinse, 10s, 10s, 10s, 10s, 15s, 15s, 20s, 50s, 80s, 120s, 160s, 260s
Tea Garden

There are fifteen towns in Fengqing that cultivate old tea trees, including Xiang Zhu in Xiaowan Town; Xinyuan; Dashi Village; Mengyou Village; Yongxin; and others, all in all totalling around 31,000 mu.

Mengyou in Yunnan is an area thick with wild tea trees, half wild and half cultivated. Many of the old trees here are aged to a few hundred years, while a rare few are a thousand or more. The ancient tea plantations here in Mengyou establish a special cultural landscape, giving great vitality to this place.

Dashi Wild Area

tea picking 1
tea picking 2

People here usually climb up the tree to pick tea leaves.

Tea Farmer

An authentic Yunnan farmer, Mr. Zhou has been avidly contributing to the tea business for more than twenty years. A short chat with him revealed to us his passion for and insistence on traditional methods of tea production, and that he values the quality inside tea. His experience comes from how he has spent most of his time along the tea mountains. Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out the essential nature of tea to share with tea lovers around the world, and he claims that the best environment for growing perfect tea trees can be found in Fengqing.

Origin

This pu-erh cake comes from the representative pu-erh production area, Fengqing, in the southern part of the Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fenging is a county in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas (among Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan), and is one of the first birthplaces of tea in the entire world. It is also famous as the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea, and the land features a throng of mountains webbed with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This tea is made from the Fengqing large-leaf species, a type of Yunnan large-leaf tea tree. It propagates sexually and takes the form of a super large-leaf arbor, which means that this plant 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 abundant amount of tea polyphenol and catechins, 30.2% and 13.4% respectively, and also contains 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine.

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush 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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