Mellow & Smooth
Appearance & Taste
The tea leaves of the tea cake come from both Mannan and Banzhang plantations located in Blang Mountain area. Mannan Village is located in the northwest of the Blang Mountain area. The tea plantation is not as rich as other, more well-known tea gardens; however, its tea resources are very ancient. Pu’er tea from Mannan has a very wild taste, a pleasant bitterness with an impressive and long-lasting, sweet aftertaste. Mannan Pu’er tea itself is ecstatic, making people feel open-minded. Banzhang village is also located in the Blang Mountain area. The tea produced here is bitter but with a very impressive, sweet aftertaste with a dominant mellow aroma.
The taste of our Special Blang Collection Raw Cake is mellow and powerful with a floral and honey aroma; the mouthfeel is very smooth. A mild, pleasant bitterness at the first sip transforms into a long-lasting, sweet aftertaste within 20-30 seconds. 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.
Blang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunan Province
Blang Mountain is located within Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, which is a well-known and ancient Pu’er- producing area with very advantageous natural conditions. The Blang people were the first people in the world to grow tea trees and process tea leaves, and countless generations have grown up cultivating the local Pu’er tea trees. They have lived in Blang Mountain for generations, and each generation is growing up with Pu’er tea trees. The Pu’er tea that is produced here has has legendary status.
The Blang Mountain area has typical a subtropical monsoon climate with abundant sunlight and rainfall. The average annual precipitation is 1,374mm, and the average annual temperature is around 18℃– to 21℃. It is basically frost-free, or has a very short frost period. The winter is not very cold, but is as foggy as the spring, and the summer is not intensely hot but is as rainy as the autumn. The temperature is very mild – it, feels like spring all year round. Blang Mountain tea plantations include many wild, ancient trees that grew up with the primeval forest. The soil is deep, breathable and fertile; it is slightly acidic and has good drainage. Types include red soil, yellow soil and lateritic soil, and the pH value is between 4 and 6. These are advantageous conditions for the cultivation of Pu’er tea trees.