Rich & powerful aroma
Appearance & Taste
The taste of this Manxi Mountain organic Pu’er raw cake is mellow and powerful with a very smooth mouthfeel. The aroma is very striking. A mild and pleasant bitterness at the first sip transforms into an impressive, long-lasting, sweet aftertaste within 20-30 seconds. Because it has been aged for 12 years, the taste is rich, with a special Chen fragrance. The tea soup is pure and clear, apricot yellow in colour.
Adjust the amount of tea based on your own taste
For simple glass vessel / teapot brewing:
You can brew less tea leaves with more hot water for longer brewing time. Use 2 teaspoons of the tea for 125ml teacup, 4 teaspoons for 250ml glass or 8 teaspoons for 500ml teapot. Using 100°C hot water to infuse tea leaves for around 3-4 minutes. Re-steep for around 6-7 times. Adjust it according to personal taste.
For Gongfu Style: (Recommend using (Yixing) Clay Teapot and Gaiwan)
- Warm the Gaiwan/tiny teapot with hot water; discard the water afterwards
- Add 1g Pu’er tea for every 50ml of water (recommend 7g-10g tea leaves, adjust by personal taste)
- Pour hot water (100 °C) into the clay teapot / Gaiwan, tilt it, slowly rotating it two times and quickly discard the water (this step is for waking up tea leaves and stimulating the special aroma of the Pu’er tea)
- Refill clay teapot/Gaiwan with hot water
- Infuse tea for around 10s – 20s for first brew, extending extra 20s infusion time for the following brew.
- Pour the steeped tea into serving cup and divided into small teacups and serve
- Repeat 8-15 times depends on personal taste.
Menghai County, Yunan Province
Our 2007 Organic Manxi Mountain Raw Pu’er Cake uses sun-dried Shaiqinmao tea leaves (Yunnan big-leaf variety) from ancient tea trees grown on the organic tea plantations of the Manxi Mountain area. It is produced by Fuhai Tea Factory in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan.
The Manxi Mountain area is located at the Sino-Burmese border in the district of Daluo Town, Menghai County. The altitude is around 1,700 metres. The area is high and precipitous, covered with clouds and fog all the year round. It features a large group of very old large-leaf tea trees, planted by the Blang people over 500 years ago. The plantation belongs to Fuhai Tea Factory. It was awarded ‘organic’ status in 2007.
The climate is northern tropical without severely cold winters or intensely hot summers. There are distinct wet and dry seasons. The average annual temperature is 21.9°C and the annual rainfall is 1,220mm. There are around 115 rainy days a year, mostly concentrated between May and October. Sunshine is abundant: on average, there are 2,750 hours of sunshine annually.