2015 Tai Hua Gu Shu Ancient Tree Raw Pu'erh Tea 400g
Since 1938, the region of Fengqing in Yunnan province has grown in popularity and become synonymous with Dian Hong black tea, but what is less well-known is that this region is an important location for pu’erh tea as well. Not only is it home to an ancient tea tree — Xiang Zhu Qing, or as the locals call it, “the Mother of Puer Trees,” a tree estimated to be more than 3,200 years old — the pu’erh tea produced from this region are crafted from ancient, wild tea trees, imparting to the teas a bouquet of rich and robust flavors.
This tea hails from Feng Qing, Lincang, Yunnan. Feng Qing is one of the major pu’erh tea growing regions in Yunnan, China. Tai Hua tea was a famous tea in Feng Qing in ancient times, having gained notoriety from the book “The Travel Dairies of Xu Xia Ke” by the great geologist and writer Xu Xia Ke () from the Ming dynasty era. In this book Xu recorded the story of his temporary stay at an elder Mei’s home in Gao Jian Chao Village of Feng Qing County where he was graciously given the delicious comforting Tai Hua tea.
This tea was a 2015 harvest from local Feng Qing ancient trees. 2015 is especially good year for puerh tea harvesting and processing. After seven years of aging, the dry leaves smell wonderfully aromatic with sugarcane sweet note. The liquor is very clean and clear gold yellow, and tastes very smooth and mellow, with very little astringency, and has long-lasting sweet aftertaste. It produces mouthful saliva (生津) that indicative high quality of tea.
One cake weighs 400g/ 14.1oz.
Traditionally, puerh cakes are stacked together called a tong. One tong is composed of 7 individual cakes. To purchase a tong, please contact us directly.
Additional InfoOrigin: Feng Qing, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2015
Elevation: About 2000 meters
Bush Varietal: Feng Qing Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
It is fragrant, mellow and smooth, has a hint of passion fruit and tropical fruit taste.
210oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5-1 minute, 10 steepings, adjust to taste. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
We recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.