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.
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.
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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