2014 Xiang Zhu Jing Ancient Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea 400g
This tea hails from Feng Qing, Lincang, Yunnan. Feng Qing is one of the main Pu-erh tea growing regions in Yunnan, China. It is home to “the Mother of Pu-erh Trees,” a tree estimated to be more than 3,200 years old. In 2021, the right to pick 10kg fresh leaf from the Mother Tree was auctioned for $1.57m and was exchanged on April 13.
This tea is the very respected Chun Ming Tea Factory's signature Pu-erh tea. Xiang Zhu Jing village is located in Jin Xiou xiang, Xiao Wan town of Feng Qing, where the Mother of Pu-erh Tree is located. Xiang Zhu Jing village has more than 10,000 ancient trees, some of which are more than 1000 years old. It is the largest, oldest human cultivated ancient pu-erh tree terrace.
This tea was a 2014 harvest from Feng Qing's 500ish year-old ancient trees. This tea would strike you with how balanced the taste is, with floral and fruity notes, smooth, mellow, and sweet, buttery, yet has a strong Cha Qi that one cannot miss. A hint of cantaloupe, pear, honey and a creamy smoothness also fills the palate. It is very resistant to bitterness and astringency that easy to brew. A great investment for aging.
Tea Name: 香竹菁古树 400g /14.1oz
Origin: Feng Qing, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2014
Elevation: 2000-2500 meters
Bush Varietal: Feng Qing Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
Very smooth and mellow, mild, almost no astringency and bitterness, with a lasting sweet aftertaste. It has a hint of cantaloupe and cream cheese.
210oF, 7g for 6oz of spring/filtered water, 20-30 seconds, up to 15 steeps, 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.