Prestigious Yiwu Tong Qing He Ancient Tree Gushu Raw Pu-erh Tea
Tong Qing He Pu-erh tea is named after the Tong Qing River, as it is from the unknown forest off the beaten path far away from the Yao minority village to which it belongs. It lays in the Yiwu area, close to Bai Hua Qing village, in Xishuangbanna prefecture. The tea trees grow in the preserved national forest by the government. It was unknown to the Pu-erh tea world until 2012 when a few discovered the secret forest. To get to this tea terrace, the villagers must go upstream by foot, cross the river at some point, and climb up the hills and mountains. It is a breathtaking but very difficult journey, about 6 hours by foot round trip. Anyone who has made the journey would say it is like a jungle adventure, and they would not want to travel back again.
This is the perfect example of the greatest tea coming from the best pristine ecosystem, producing the most ecologically grown tea that Mother Nature has to offer: the high mountains and misty forest, a naturally fertile wonderland. Because it is very difficult to get to, even villagers are reluctant to make the tough trip. It has become the new upstart prestigious Pu-erh tea in recent years, with many hotly chasing after it, for its superior quality and taste.
It is our privilege to offer this tea after several years of trying, but the quality of this tea is outstanding and worthy all the wait. And the price tag is just what the big brand Pu-erh tea company offered on the market, but it is the most authentic real deal that no blends, no mixes, and no faked true to its what the wrapper named it.
The real Tong Qing He has some great attributes that it is known for, with the most noteworthy is its Yun, of being the wild forest aroma. Yun (韵) is the unique sensory experience and/or taste that is associated with a particular high-quality tea. Also, the tea is very juicy and smooth, thick-textured, full-bodied, with complex flavors that make you ponder. The quality is also evident by its sensation in your throat, or Hou Yun in Chinese. The Cha Qi runs through your body and make your feel content and relaxed. It is a daily luxury and a delicacy that Pu-erh tea lovers want to own. It is a pleasant sensory experience to be enjoyed now, it also has great potential for developing an even stronger character and Cha Qi through aging, eliciting it's optimal quality and taste.
The artistic Chinese calligraphy of the tea name on the wrapper was handwritten by Mr. He, who is a professional calligrapher and painter, and also the president of the Menghai Calligraphy Society.
Tea Name: 铜箐河 200g
One tong is composed of 5 individual cakes. To purchase a tong, simply purchase 5 cakes, and leave us a note that you desire a tong.
Origin: Tong Qing He, Yiwu mountain, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province.
Harvest Time: April 3th, 2023
Elevation: Around 1500m
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Very clean and pure taste, very smooth, rich and complex, full bodied, strong huigan, a sweet long-lasting aftertaste.
210oF, 7g for 6oz of spring/filtered water, 0.1-0.2 minute, up to 15 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.