Latitude: 2000 meters above sea level
Age of ancient tea trees in Snow Mountain region: 200 years old – 2000 years old (from PuEr China research documents)
Location: Snow Mountain Region (LinCang, MengKu)
Poem of MengKu Tea
天下闻名勐库种， World famous MengKu Ancient Trees,
大雪山外亦称雄。 Hero of the Snow Mountain.
双江自古灵秀地 Ancient Divine Beauty at ShuangJiang,
厚德载物永兴隆。 Prosper from High Morality.
Private reserved over 200－500 years old ancient tea trees, which grown on high latitude mountain at the Big Snow Mountain region.
Wildly grown on tea mountain at over 1500 meters above sea level, untouched by modern pollution.
There’s no chemical pesticide and fertilizer used on the tea tree. On the other hand, since the tea trees are so tall, which is impossible to apply pesticides or any chemicals.
The Tea leaves from this cake were collected by Mr.Li from the Hu’s Valley in the Snow Mountain Region, near MengKu, ShuangJiang. ShuangJiang is the origin of the world’s tea and is home to the oldest tea tree forest in the world. Hu’s valley is located at the “arm” of the BangMa SnowMountain, 2000 meters above sea level. It is next to the famous tea village “BingDao” and it is one of the highest latitude tea villages in MengKu region!
The Wa Ethnic Group and the LaGu Ethnic Group were the earliest residents of Hu’s Valley. The tea farmer, Mr.Li, told us that the Wa Ethnic Group was forced out of the region after losing a tribe’s fight in ancient time.
The dried tea leaves from the Hu’s Valley are dark green with shinny texture. Local people call Hu’s tea “The Big Dark Leaves”. The tea soup has a very bright amber yellow color, with scents of orchid and wild honey grown in the area.
Mr.Li told us that the mother tea tree of these tea tree are from the top of the mountain. When their ancestor moved to this village a few hundred years ago, they discovered the wild tea trees. They took the seeds from the wild tea trees and planted more tea trees in the area. Since then the tea trees are wildly grown in their mountain garden.