10-Year Aged Raw Pu-erh Brick Tea 2005

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To enjoy the full-bodied taste of this brick tea, it is strongly recommended to steep this tea 3 or more times. Less bitterness lies in its initial taste and the rich-mellow taste intensifies gradually and at the same time the sweet note also becomes more noticeable with infusion increases.

Original Place:
Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan
Tea type:
Pu-erh tea, raw pu-erh tea
Harvest Season:
In Spring
Harvest Time:
March – May, 2005
Net wet:
250 g
Dry Tea:
compressed, square, the buds coated white fuzz and twisted with leaves are visible on the surface
Aroma:
Pure wood notes (commonly only detectable in some aged raw pu-erh tea)
Liquid:
Brilliant orange-yellow
Mouthfeel:
the initial two infusions are slight sweet, fresh, brisk. A typical rock candy sweetness begins to appear from the third infusion (thirst-quenching and long-lasting sweet).
Tea species:
Fengqing large leaf tea
Tree age:
100 – 300 years old
Tea Garden:
Lida, Ping He tea garden, etc.
Caffeine scale:
Middle-level
Storage:
Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
Shelf life:
Long-term preservation

Description

There is a saying which says that raw pu-erh tea needs to be stored over 10 years to get best taste. Let’s put aside the discussion about this saying temporarily. As for this tea, they have been stored in the “干仓”(pinyin: gancang) for 10 years (干仓 refers to those warehouses where its internal environment is kept dry all the year round for the purpose of ageing pu-erh) and so their tastes and aromas have been greatly enhanced.

The fresh herbaceous plants aromas of the newly harvest tea are turned into faint wood scent after 10-year storage in the 干仓. Much like its dry scent, the taste of this tea is delightfully mild, take a sip of it you will get the thirst-quenching feeling underneath your tongue immediately with long-lasting fragrance.


Recommend Brewing Method
Western Method
Chinese Gongfu Way
Water: 12 oz / 355 ml
Water: 4.5 oz / 135 ml
212℉ / 100℃
212℉ / 100℃
Use 5 Grams Tea
Use 8g Tea leaves
Brewing time: 3-5 mins
12 steeps : rinse, 25s, 20s, 20s, 30s, 30s, 50s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 130s, 150s, 180s
Teacup may be your choice
Gaiwan may be your choice.

Tea garden

The major part of tea trees growing in Li Da and Ping He tea gardens belongs to Fengqing large-leaf variety, having an average of 100 – 300 years old. Both gardens are located in high moutains within the major tea-producing area of Fengqing County. The fresh leavested from this area are ideal for making Yunnan pu-erh tea or Yunnan Dian Black tea since they are high in phytochemicals, which lead to the finished teas have a high level of protein, amino acid, alkaloid and TP, etc.

tea garden


Producing area

This Ripe 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 1200mm. 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.

Map of Yunnan province

feng qing scene

Fengqing Scene

Tree species

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 (GsCTl3)”. 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 trees in Fengqing


The most important things decide the Pu-erh quality
  1. Place: The high quality Puerh should use the Yunan Large-leaf variety. The main traditional Puerh production areas are Xishuangbanna, Pu’er (Simao), Lincang and Baoshan. The tea from different area has different characteristic. And each place also has their own representative places, for example, the representative places in Lingcang are: Fengqing and Mengku.
  2. The quality of tea tress: Although all the Puerh tea trees are Yunnan Large-leaf tea trees variety, this variety also has many subcategories. There are many ways to distinguish the tea trees. In order to understand easily, we can judge the quality by the age of the trees. The older the tea tree is, the deeper the root is, so it can absorb more nutrient and mineral substance which can ensure the high quality of the tea. Generally speaking, the 60 years old tea tree (also called big tea tree 大树茶) is better than the 30 years old tea tree (also called arbor tea tree 乔木茶) which is better than 10 years old or less than 10 years old tea tree (also called tableland tea tree 台地茶). Of course, there are also some tea trees more than hundred years old which is quite rare.
  3. Picking time: For big tea tree, the Spring tea and Autumn tea both have their own characteristic which are better than Summer tea. For tableland tea tree, the Spring tea is the best, then Autumn tea, Summer tea is the worst
  4. The grade of tea leaves: The thick branches and big leaves don’t mean it is bad quality. Usually the grade only means the tenderness of the maocha. It can be divided into ten grades by the tenderness. The super grade is the most tender which contains tiny buds with golden tips. The worst is the tenth grade which contains big leaves with stalk. The appearance of higher grade maocha is elegant and the also contains more inclusions. But the higher grade also has bitter taste. The lower grade taste roughly and clearly, and also contains much fragrant which make the tea rich taste. So it is better to choose puerh by the taste you like but not only focus on the grade.
  5. Storage time: Under the condition of dry storage, the taste changes with the length of time it stored; the longer it stored, the better it tastes. With fine Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged, as long as it is stored properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. But it need to note that it is under the condition of good place, tea tree and proper picking time, it can’t be only emphasis the storage time but ignore the tea inner quality.


Collections: Loose Leaf Teas, Pu-erh Tea, Teas

Category: Pu-erh Tea

Type: Pu-erh Tea

Vendor: PureTea



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