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No. 176 - Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha (2006)

Quick Overview

Raw Puerh refers to the raw loose tea leaves (the sun dried teas) that made from fresh tea leaves by de-enzyming, rolling and sun-drying. To steam the loose teas, shape it into cakes with mould, then dry the cakes in the sun, you can get Puerh raw tuocha. Normally one tuocha weights 100g, 250g. Compared with Ripe Puerh, Raw Puerh has stronger flavor and aroma, with a stronger taste but sweet aftertaste. It has high tea polyphenol content and a strong ability of antioxidant. Puerh lovers will often start with ripe Puerh, and gradually get fond of raw Puerh.

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Introduction of the farmer

The founder of Yunnan Sanning Tea Factory Mr Zhou Zhirong, who is an authentic Yunnan people, has been in tea business for more than 20 years.  He established Sanning tea in 1998 which was authorized famous brand by Yunnan province.   We deeply felt his insist of traditional tea process by communicating with him.  He said: “Most of my time is spent on tea mountain.  I think the most important is the essential quality inside the tea.” “There’s the best tea trees and best environment in Fengqing.  What we need to do is to bring the natural of tea to all the tea lovers”.

The Place Where Our Raw Pu-erh Tea Comes From

Fengqing, the hometown of Yunnan black tea, has provided good materials for tea producers for long times. In the area of Yunnan, Fengqign County in Lincang City is one of the most featured places of producing Puerh.

Map of Yunnan province

This 2006 Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha is from De Si Li county, Meng You, Fengqing, Lincang (凤庆县勐佑镇德思里乡). Lincang is one of the four major origins of Puerh (The four are: Xishuangbanna, Simao, Lincang and Baoshan). Fengqing locates in the northwest of Lincang in the elevation between E 99°31’ - 100°13’, N 24°13’ - 25°03’. It’s about 580 kilometers far from provincial capital Kunming. Also Fengqing is the origin place of Yunnan black tea. It owns the reputation as the hometown of Yunnan black tea, as well as the origins of planting teas. Moreover, Fengqing is an important path on the south of Ancient Tea Route.

About Tea Tree

The tea tree in Fengqing is Fengqing large leaf species (belongs to Yunnan large leaf species). It is the variety of sexual propagation, arbor, super large leaf, origin in Fengqing, big plant which could reach the height over 6 meters, with the leaf at length of 12.6 – 20.5 centimeters and width of 5.2 – 8.1 centimeters. In 1984 the Chinese government certificated Fengqing large leaf species as national grade, and numbered it as “Huacha NO. 13 (GsCT13)”. Fengqing large leaf species contains a large amount of tea polyphenol and catechin. Usually in spring teas there are 2.9% of amino acid, 30.2% of tea polyphenol, 3.2% of caffeine and 13.4% of catechin.

Additional Information

Ingredients Pu-erh Tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Yunnan Province - Fengqing County
Antioxidants Medium
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 180 F / 82 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 10 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 20s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 40s, 55s, 85s, 120s, 150s, 200s
Western Method (Water Amount) 8.45 fl oz / 250 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 180 F / 82 C
Western Method (Amount) 1 Tablespoon
Western Method (Time) 3-5 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No