This Ancient Tree Raw Pu’er tea is particular to Jingmai Mountain, Yunnan province and the tea leaves are hand picked from trees that are around 300 years old. The ancient trees are lofty giants with big leaves, grown mysteriously in the forests. Their fascinating ecological environment makes the tea itself quite rich in trace elements and adds superb depth to its aroma and taste. The tea leaves are a dark greenish golden colour and will take on a golden, amber yellow hue after brewing.
Characteristic of Pu'er from Jingmai mountain is compelling aromatic and strong mountainous charm. Orchid flavours are unique to Jingmai and the sweetness is obvious and long lasting.
This Pu’er tea is made entirely from the very first spring harvest, a plucking known as “First Flush”. It is regarded as yielding the finest quality among all four seasons, as the long winter allows high levels of glutamine and theanine to accumulate in the roots. It is one of the most rare and precious teas in our collection. Unfortunately, its scarcity is likely only to rise in the future, with climate change increasingly making itself felt in the region through frequent droughts.
Similar to other White Tea and Pu’er Tea, this Pu'er tea endures a post fermenting process that can go on for decades. Thus, if stored in appropriate condition, this tea could enhance in flavour and value over time.