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2021 | Fu Lu Gong – Black Bear

In recent years, one tea, in particular, has caught the attention of many enthusiasts and connoisseurs; we are talking about Wild Tea, which refers to the Camellia taliensis species. This species is one of the oldest known and most widely used beverages in China. In fact, the oldest living tea tree, which is attributed to an age of 3200 years, belongs to the species Camellia taliensis. The harvesting of wild teas has been authorised again since 2010.

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In recent years, one tea, in particular, has caught the attention of many enthusiasts and connoisseurs; we are talking about Wild Tea, which refers to the Camellia taliensis species. This species is one of the oldest known and most widely used beverages in China. In fact, the oldest living tea tree, which is attributed to an age of 3200 years, belongs to the species Camellia taliensis.
The harvesting of wild teas has been authorised again since 2010. It was banned by the Chinese Government in 2000 and the wild teas were all classified as inedible due to some private collectors who had unwisely purchased an inedible wild variety other than Camellia taliensis. It was only in 2010, following extensive studies on Camellia taliensis, that it was finally cleared and recognized as a medicinal plant with multiple beneficial properties for the body.
Almost all wild teas grow in the forests of Lincang-Yunnan prefecture and 80% come from the famous four Snowy Mountains. The high altitude at which these plants grow preserved Camellia taliensis from the extinction during the Quaternary glaciation. Through a process of selection of wild varieties by ancestral growers, Camellia sinensis originated, which is now the most widely cultivated species used for tea consumed around the world. In conclusion, Camellia taliensis is the mother of all teas! This Wild Fu Lu Gong named Black Bear was brewed in 2019 with Camellia taliensis leaves from the Snowy Mountain of YongDe. It is a tea with a powerful balsamic/medicinal note, its infusion reminds one of a tonic. Although it is a wild tea, it has a distinct sweetness in the aftertaste and no astringency at all. It has a subtle Cha Qi and does not generate heat or agitation but is very energizing. This species is particularly rich in polyphenols and has good minerality.

 

Harvest: Spring 2019

Area: YongDe, Lingcang

Trees: >100 anni (Gushu)

Production: 1400 cakes in total

 

25 gr 20 euro

Cake 375 gr 290 Euro

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Grams

25 gr, 375 gr

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