Voluptuous Body with the Aroma of Lily of Velley
Stepping into the millennium, young teas of ancient arbor are quietly blowing up. I guess that Taiwan's rapid economic growth accounts for such trend. From the 1980s to the 1990s, Taiwanese tea connoisseur bought up “Time – Honoured Level” tea and “ Stamp Level “ old tea from Chinese regions. Tea maniacs like me, and were forced to forget the old flame and find a love substitute.
Generally, the physique of a man can withstand new tea, and raw Pu-erh tea will taste very good after seven years of aging. Girls who are weak and fragile like me, must take old tea with 40 years or more of ageing. The price of old tea on the market is already sky-high. I am poor as a beggar but picky as a queen. I am desperate to imitate my ancestor Shennong to taste hundreds of teas, and find a new love. .
First, let’s define what is an ancient arbor? A tree that is more than one hundred years old and less than three hundred years old is called an old tree, and it is also called a tall tree colloquially. Only trees over 300 years old can be regarded as ancient arbor. The oldest officially announced ancient arbor is in Fengqing, Yunnan Province, and it is 3,200 years old.
Ban Zhang ancient arbor is the first and is loved by tea fans. Price went up from more than 300 RMB per catty in 2000 to nearly 10,000 later. In the middle of the 2000s, the "Tree Circling Movement" began. New Money paid hundreds of thousand a year to buy exclusive right for the harvest of particular ancient arbor for decades. When this trend blows to Hong Kong, some scumbags say: it is more cost-effective to charter a tree than to keep a mistress, at least you can share it with your friends. Speechless!
Then Bingdao became the new pet of the rich and powerful. The 5 Grand Crus of Bingdao have to face the destiny of being “ Circled” . Not only the trees are chartered , plantations of the 5 Crus even suffered the fate of being occupied and producers relocated; as a result, the ancient arbor tea of the 5 Crus at every turn costs tens of thousands per kilograms.
Expensive is not an issue, there are always tea maniac selling , pawning and borrowing to drink! Like the famous cigar maniac monk who sold his gold teeth to trade for cigar. It is so sad that overproduction and harvesting, resulting in descending quality and damage to the soil.
When Bingdao was ravaged, tea lovers looked everywhere for pure and natural products. I don’t know whether it’s joy or sorrow, but discovered in the southwest of Bingdao, in the west half of Mengku, and in the Molie area of Dongguo village, there are also ancient Pu’er arbors with divine quality. Its fragrance is more concentrated than that of Bingdao, the rock sugar note is more like caramel and toffee, the juice quality is round and smooth, and the fragrance of lily of the valley is more prominent, just like the fragrance of Guerlain perfume; with a perfect touch of green camphor and agarwood , and structure of the tea is magnificent , and magnanimous; the aftertaste lingers in the chest.
Molie is not cheap, but compared to Banchang and Bingdao, it is more valued for money. Not to mention her Charisma is also unique. Comparing the Hollywood stars , Ban Zhang is like Sophia Loren, Bingdao is like Catherine Deneuve, and Mo Lie is like Audrey Hepburn.
Want to date these beauties? The price is affordable .
One Hundred Years Old Arbor Molie Loose Raw Puer 2022
50g HKD 120
Three Hundred Years Old Arbor Molie Loose Raw Puer 2023
50g HKD 228
Eight Hundred Years Old Arbor Puer Raw Cake 2023
100g HKD 2,730
#年產量18公斤 # Annual production 18kg
*** Please stay tuned for our guided tea tasting lunch on 16 Sep 2023 and save the day.
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