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Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick, 2005



A young desciple asked his teacher, the wise tea master Lao Cha: 

— Teacher, how old is this pu-erh?
— It is as old as you. And it’s about time for you to join the army! 


The herbaceous aroma of freshly harvested tea is turned into the faint woody scent in this pu-erh. The tea undergoes 10-year storage in a unique traditional warehouse, where the temperature and humidity are kept the same all year round to enrich the tea's taste and fragrance. Much like its dry scent, the flavor of this tea is delightfully mild. Take a sip, and you will immediately get the long-lasting fragrance of this aged raw pu-erh.

Our Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick uses tea leaves from ancient trees (aged 100 years and up) of the Large leaf (DaYe Zhong – 大叶种) variety. The young, plump buds have a white fuzzy coating. Twisted leaves are visible on the surface. An infusion with boiling water produces a clear, intensive orange soup. A wonderful scent with leathery and woody notes will fill your nostrils. A rich, mellow taste with orchid notes and honey nectar opens up. We strongly recommend steeping this Yunnan tea many times to get the most out of it. The rich and mellow taste intensifies gradually, while at the same time, the sweet notes get more noticeable with each subsequent infusion. A thick, almost chewy mouthfeel reveals this tea's abundant inner qualities. It goes smoothly down the throat in a long, satisfying finish. A lingering sugary sweetness covers the inner cheeks and tongue in a long, pleasing finish and a lasting sweet aftertaste. The bottom cup is golden to dark brown, uniform, clean and neat, without residue or impurities.

The area around Lincang is among the famous pu-erh tea-producing regions in Yunnan. It has a thousand years' history of tea cultivation. It is situated near the border with Burma, nestling some of Yunnan's virgin tea tree forests. There, the tea trees grow freely, without human interference, in their natural surroundings and in symbiosis with other plants native to the region. Fengqing county lies in the northern part of Lincang and is a well-known name among pu-erh tea lovers. It is where the oldest tea tree ever found is located. This tea king, a solemn remnant from distant times, is presumably 3 200 years of age. It is yet another proof of tea trees present in these lands centuries ago.

To fully preserve this artisan tea's natural richness, store it in a dark area with controlled humidity. Please keep it away from direct airflow and odors.

Place of Origin: Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan
Harvest Time: March-May, 2005
Production Date: April 2006 
Dry  Leaf: Compressed square; the buds are coated with white fuzz, twisted leaves are visible on the surface
Aroma: Wood notes 
Taste: The initial two infusions are slightly sweet, fresh and brisk. Sweetness begins to intensify from the third infusion
Varietal: Fengqing large-leaf tea  (凤庆大叶种)


Brewing guidelines:

        212℉ / 100℃

1g per 50ml   3-5min

     1g per 20ml   10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion

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