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Produced By Longyuanhao

Longyuanhao was founded in 1999 by Li Zhengxing, award-winning master taster and technician. Longyuanhao has been recognized by the government as one of China's top ten pu'er makers.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – alfalfa, green sencha
  • SAVORY – almond meal, oats
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – lotus leaf
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – cream
DATE OF PICKING2016
Pu'erYunnan Province
ELEVATION1200 METERS
Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

Banzhang is one of the most famous and desirable growing regions for pu’er in the Chinese domestic market, which has subjected Banzhang tea to major price fluctuation in past years. This year, a combination of a weaker Chinese economy and a major multi-million dollar ad campaign coming out of Jingmai region has shifted the focus and brought Banzhang prices down. This is an opportunity to acquire and age true Banzhang tea, blended and pressed by award-winning master Li Zhengxing, with over forty years of experience. Even with less than a year of age, this tea is already showing the signature nutty flavor of Banzhang. We are excited to hold onto a few cakes and see them grow in complexity and depth over the next couple years.

About Longyuanhao

Lonyuanhao was founded in 1999 by Li Zhengxing. Mr. Li graduated from the Yunnan School of Agricultural Sciences as one of their top agronomists. He is a nationally recognised tea taster with over forty years of tea making experience. He was the agricultural director of Da Du Gang, helping them expand for thirty years. In 1995, Li Zhengxing was officially recognized by Yunnan Province as a notable business leader and as a technical specialist. He has also been awarded a government retainer for his expertise in tea. He is a member of the Yunnan Tea Society and the Yunnan Tea Chamber of Commerce. He is Vice President of the Xishuangbanna Tea Society.

He is assisted in running Longyuanhao by his two sons: Li Chaojian, and Li Chaokang.

Longyuanhao has ten distinct picking and processing workshops across Yunnan for a diverse blending stock with access to trees over a hundred years old, where they manage organic certified acreage.

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" Most pu’er does become more complex over time. Astringency mellows out, darker and richer flavors come through. Textural complexities become more pronounced. Starting with an intriguing young pu’er of high quality with lots of textures and flavors at play will increase your chances of graceful aging. ... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.8
oz.
use 212° watersteep 1 minuteresteep many times
add 30-40 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.5  oz.use 212° watersteep 20 seconds
add 10-15 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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