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.
In 2006 the pu’er market was nearing its highest point, incentivizing reputable producers to put an unprecedented level of quality and care into their cakes. Longyuanhao was founded in 1999 and just reaching their prime under the guidance of award-winning master Li Zhengxing, who earned his fame putting Da Du Gang pu’er on the map. He went all out with a high quality bud-heavy blend for this cake, and has aged it for over a decade in Yunnan. This combination of circumstances give this tea the name Ji Xiang, which means auspicious in Chinese. The tatami wood, dried plum and cooling aftertaste convince us that this is indeed a fitting name.
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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