Mengsong mountain is located in Menghai county, Xishuanbanna that borders on Burma. There are mainly three minorities living in this big mountain, namely, Dai, Lagu, Hani minorities. Each minority is living in this mountain from ancient times until now and their ancestors grew tea trees from the time that they first occupied the mountains over three hundred years ago. Therefore, many tea trees in Mengsong mountain are over 300 hundred years of age.
This tea is from Nanbenhei village, where the Hani minority have lived for over 400 hundred years and the land where tea trees arbors lie almost at the valley bottom among all the mountains in Mengsong. This tea contains only old-tree Pu-erh, which has a deep aroma and throat feeling and honey stweetness. It is capable of being infused many, many times. Stone-pressing is utilized. This tea is extremely suitable for your private collection and is provided directly from Hani minority farmer in Mengsong mountain.
The tea is stone-pressed and wrapped by traditiona Dai hand-made paper, which is the best for long-term storage.
Origin: Nanbenhei village, Mengsong mountain, Menghai county, Yunnan
Tea tree: Pure big tree (old-arbor) Pu-erh tea
Harvest time: 2010 spring
Picking standard: One bud with two leaves
Shape: Tight, fat, plump.
Dried tea color: dark yellowish-green color
Aroma: high floral aroma, and honey fragrance
Tea soup color: Yellow color
Taste: Floral aroma, sweetness, lingering aftertaste sweetness
Brewing vessel: Recommended Gaiwan
Brewing guildline. Gaiwan: 8 grams per time (180ml Gaiwan); the first several infusion should be 92-95C degree or 190F for about 10 seconds; then, the later infusions should be about 15 seconds. Note: pour the water around the edge of Gaiwan to avoid burning the tender tea buds; don’t pour the hot water on the tea leaves directly. Do not use any strainer/filter to filter this tea since it is clean enough. Also, use of the strainer, will greatly influence the denseness of the tea liquid.
Number of Infusions. Gaiwan: at least 13 times
Net weight: 357g/cake