2011 Raw Pu-erh Gushu Tea (800 year old tea tree)
What is Pu-erh Tea?
Puerh tea derives its name from the market town of Pu-er, where it was originally processed and sold. It is said that the unique taste of Puerh Tea was developed because it took weeks to transport the tea leaves by horseback to the town to be processed. During this transportation period the tea leaves would begin to ferment in the humidity and release a strong, fragrant aroma, which people found quite pleasant. A special technique of tea fermenting developed and Pu'er was thus created.
The secret of making Puerh tea has been closely guarded in China for centuries. The tea leaves are collected from growers of a special broad-leaf tea tree, which are said to be related to ancient prehistoric tea trees. The leaves go through two types of fermentation, which gives this tea its unique characteristics; a mild, but distinctively earthy flavour. Puerh teas are much like fine wines, which become smoother and more balanced with age. Puerh teas are much lower in tannins than other teas due to the special processing method which it undergoes. The tea leaves are picked from wild 800 years old trees, and the tea cake is purely manually compressed, it is exclusive , the one only available in our store!
Menghai is a small village in Yunnan with only 260 families living there. The village is located at a mountain top 1800-1900m above sea level. With 2088 annual sunshine hours and mists around the year, the wild ancient trees grown in this village provide best leaves for tea making, and this village has been one of the four famous Puer tea origins in China. The village is also endowed with a diversity of vegetation, fresh air, and stunning views. Due to Puer trees are grown among numerous camphor tress in this natural wild mountain, Puer tea produced in Menghai village acquires the unit scent of camphor tress .Menghai Puer tea is purely organic, as it is made from wild tea trees naturally grown in wild mountain since hundreds of years ago without any fertilizer or pollution. Therefore it contains rich nutrients and is very good for health. It has proven effects on slimming, fat reduction, blood pressure reduction. Puer tea is worth collecting, as its flavor improves with years. In terms of flavor, Menghai Puer tea is characterized by strong flavor, thick texture, mellowness, lingering aftertaste after bitterness.