Mengsong mountain is located in Menghai county, Xishuanbanna that borders on Burma. There are mainly three minorities living in this big mountain: Dai, Lagu, and Hani. Each minority has lived on this mountain from ancient times until now, and their ancestors grew tea trees from the time that they first occupied the mountains over 300 years ago. Therefore, many tea trees in Mengsong mountain are over 300 years of age.
This tea is from Nanbenhei village, where the Hani minority have lived for over 400 years, and the land where the tea tree 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 can be infused many times. 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 traditional 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 guideline: Gaiwan: 8 grams per time (180ml Gaiwan); the first several infusions should be 92-95° C (190° F) for about 10 seconds; then, the later infusions should be about 15 seconds each. Note: pour the water around the edge of the 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