Fengqing Chun Xiang Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea 2008


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Its rough initial taste and sweet aftertaste align well with a famous Chinese old saying - When bitterness is finished, sweetness begins (苦尽甘来).

Original Place:
Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan
Tea type:
Pu-erh tea, cake tea
Harvest Time:
In spring, 2008
Net wet:
200 g
Dry Tea:
Compressed cake type, some parts of the surface has begun to turn red.
Fresh, typical raw pu-erh tea flavor
rough, little bitter, brisk, sweet aftertaste, thirst quenching
Meng ku large-leaf tree
Tree age:
50 - 60 years
Tea Garden:
Ximu(昔木) tea garden
Caffeine scale:
Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
Shelf life:
Long-term preservation


Although Hao Ji raw pu-erh cake tea has been aged for nearly 8 years it still has “ardent” flavor, which is unique to raw pu-erh tea. It’s tightly compressed cake body makes the normal aging process much lower than we thought to be and this is the reason why after eight years passed there is only a small amount of leaves on the surface has begun to turn red. If you want to enjoy the “original raw “taste, you can drink it right now or store them over 2 years for a more mature (aged) flavor.

Recommend Brewing Method
Western Method
Chinese Gongfu Way
Water: 12 oz / 355 ml
Water: 3.3 oz / 100 ml
212℉ / 100℃
212℉ / 100℃
Use 5 Grams Tea
Use 8g Tea leaves
Brewing time: 3-5 mins
8 steeps : rinse, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 90s, 120s, 160s
Teacup may be your choice
Gaiwan may be your choice.

Tea Garden

Ximu tea garden is Located in the south west of Yunnan Province, the elevation here is around 1,900 meters, the annual average temperature is 14.5℃ and the annual precipitation reaches up to 1,400 mm. All of these factors create ideal environment for growth of crops, especially for tea tree and walnut, in Ximu village.

Origin place

As the hometown of world-known Yunnan black tea, Lincang has a long history of tea planting and making for over 500 years, it is also one of the original heartland of tea planting in the world. The Iceland Tea (冰岛茶), which is regarded as the most precious tea among Yunnan pu-erh tea, is produced in Lincang. Lincang also enjoy the reputation of “City of Constant Temperature in Asia” for the climate here has small seasonal temperature difference.

Map of Yunnan province

Tea Tree

Mengku large leaf species is mainly distributed in Lincang city, Fengqing county and Shuangjiang county. The tea leaf contains a large amount of tea polyphenol and catechinic acid. To be specific, 4.04% caffeine, 1.66% amino acid and 33.7% polyphenol are contained in the one bud with two leaf spring tea, and there are 182.16 mg catechinic acid contained per gram of tea leaf, which makes this kind of species very suitable for making pu-erh tea, black tea and green tea.


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.

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

Category: Pu-erh Tea

Type: Pu-erh Tea

Vendor: PureTea

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