No. 121 - Fengqing Paddy Flavor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Introduction of the farmer
The founder of Yunnan Sanning Tea Factory Mr Zhou Zhirong, who is an authentic Yunnan people, has been in tea business for more than 20 years. He established Sanning tea in 1998 which was authorized famous brand by Yunnan province. We deeply felt his insist of traditional tea process by communicating with him. He said: “Most of my time is spent on tea mountain. I think the most important is the essential quality inside the tea.” “There’s the best tea trees and best environment in Fengqing. What we need to do is to bring the natural of tea to all the tea lovers”.
Where is this tea produced?
This Raw Pu-erh Cake is from the representative Pu-erh production area Fengqing. Fengqing is a place in Lingcang which is one of the four famous Pu-erh production areas (Xishuangbanna, Pu’er (Simao), Lincang and Baoshan). Fengqing located in the northwest of Lincang, east longitude 99°31′??100°13′, northern latitude 24°13′??25°03′. It has a distance of 580 kilometers from Yunnan province Kunming. Fengqing is also the original place of the world-wide famous Dian Hong Tea and also one of the original habitats of planting tea all over the world. Fengqing is also an important place of the north part of Ancient Tea Route. There’s a biggest old tea tree named “Jing Xiu Cha Wang” found in Xiang Zhuqing village in Fengqing. It is a representative tea tree cultivated in Fengqing which is more than 3200 years old with 1.84 meter in diameter.
The highest altitude is 3098 meters while the lowest is 919 meters. It is subtropical monsoon climate with average 13-15 temperature. The lowest temperature is -5. The annual precipitation is 1200 mm. The relative humidity is 70%. The soil is red. The raining is synchronous with the high temperature. The temperature is warm and sunshine is sufficient. The rainfall is concentrated.
Introduction of the tea tree and tea leaves
The tea trees in Fengqing belongs to Fengqing Large-leaf vaviety, a kind of Sexual variety, Arbor, quite large. Original in Fengqing, tea tress very big, some even up to 6 meters high, the leaves 12.6 to 20.5 cm length, width 5.2 to 8.1 cm. In 1984 China identified the Fengqing Large-leaf as national improved variety, named “Hua Cha No. 13 (??????)”. It contains high content of the tea polyphenols and catechin. Usually the spring one bud and two leaves contains amino acid 2.9%, polyphenols 30.2%, caffeine 3.2% and catechin 13.4%.
The tea leaves used to make this Pu-erh cake tea carefully selected are picked from 30 to 40 years old Large-leaf Arbor Tea Trees. The trees are naturally growth without any fertilizer and pesticides, only need manually loosen the oil and trim branches and leaves. The tea leaves are hand-picked on September, 2005 and March, 2006. It contains many golden buds which ensure the high quality of this Pu-erh cake.
|Shelf Life||10 Years|
|Packed||United States of America|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount)||2.87 fl oz / 85 ml|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp)||203 F / 95 C|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount)||10 g|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Time)||Rinse, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, 50s, 60s|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||16.9 fl oz / 500 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||203 F / 95 C|
|Western Method (Amount)||1-2 Tablespoons|
|Western Method (Time)||3-10 Mins (to taste)|