Spring 2014 Jiangcheng Sheng / Raw Puerh 100g Cake
Jiangcheng ( 江城 )
In the Spring of 2014 my wife and I spent 3 months in Yunnan, China; the home of puerh tea. We walked the Ancient Tea Horse Road, we explored the tea markets, and we visited 6 unique tea mountains. In each of these mountains live traditional minority tea farmers whose families have worked the land cultivating puerh tea for countless generations. This tea was entirely hand picked and hand processed. This tea reflects both the unique regional terroir, and the individual skill of the farmer who is responsible for turning raw leaf into puerh tea.
Jiangcheng ( pronounced 'jong chung' ) is right on the northern border of Vietnam. The region is home to both the Hani and Yi minorities. Jiangcheng is the start of the Wuliang mountain range that extends all the way to the Himalayas. The farmers in Longtan Village live simply and have a deep appreciation for nature. The hills rise steeply from the village and are filled with tea trees.
- Prefecture: Pu'er
- Village: Longtan
- Tree Age: 60-80 years old
- Elevation: 1146m
Add 6 ounces of boiling water to 5 grams of leaf. Rinse once for 3 seconds. Steep quickly for 6 seconds. This tea is generous and can be resteeped many times. Add 10-15 seconds each re-steep.