Collecting and Pan Frying Tea Leaves by bare hand is extremely difficult and dangerous.
Usually 4.5 Kg of Wet Tea Leaves produces Only 1 Kg of Dry Tea Leaves.
The most difficult part is plucking the tea leaves from Tall Ancient Tea Trees; tea collectors(tea farmers) have to walk hours to the remote forest area, and climb up to the tea trees in order to just pluck 4lb of tea leaves per day.
4lb of wet tea leaves = 1 days dangerous work.
Blog Post on March 2017:
Our Tea Master Mr.Hu (who is a National Certified Upper Level Tea Master) is in YunNan WanGong Village making tea from the Big Ancient Tea Trees Now.
He is well respected by tea farmers because he helps the local tea farmers to improve their Tea Making skills and also teach them how to make better taste Ancient Tree Teas. Many wants to learn the special Tea Pan Fry skill from him.
The tea will be available soon. :D If anyone who wants to reserve the 2017 fresh WanGong Village ancient tea tree Teas. Please Private message me for reservation . :D
In the Video, Mr.Hu is demonstrating a Tradition "Hundred Shakes" Bai Dou Tea Making method.
About WanGong Village :
WanGong Village is one of the highest latitude tea villages in the YiWu Mountain region. It locates at over 1800 meters above sea level, North of GuaFeng Tea Village, where the border of China and Laos.
WAN Gong Ancient Tree Tea is one of the top 6 famous Puer teas right now. While LaoBanZhang and BingDao are ranked number 1 and number 2 on the famous Puer tea list,WanGong is believed to be the new Puer tea rising star! Some tea lovers even said that WanGong could be the next BingDao.
WanGong, once the most advanced and prosper tea village in ancient time around Ching Dynasty 1789. The village was abandoned hundred years ago due to unknown reasons. Some believe that the old village was burned down because of chaos.
Now days, the only transportation to WanGong ancient tea tree forest is only by riding Motorcycle and walking through stream.
Tea collectors have to climb over the mountains in risky condition, walk through the primordial forests which covers with miasma, they also have to fight against insects in the forest, then walk through the stream in order to pluck the precious tea leaves.
Collecting WanGong ancient tree tea leaves is such a dangerous job, without mentioning how difficult to pluck tea leaves from tea trees which over 10 meters tall.
Our partner in YunNan dig into this secret area, found these long lost wild tea trees! According to the locals, most of the tea trees are between 600-800 years old, untouched by human beings and modern pollution for hundreds of years.
Our newest Love of Puer. If you are interested to collect WanGong Ancient Tree Tea, we have very limited storage now. According to the local tea farmers, there is less than 4kg of tea production per day, it is real tea lover's personal collection. Feel free to contact us !
MR.Hu's tea blog in chinese : 易武山弯弓古茶 老胡 草木中人 10月30日 21:39
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