Origin: Jingdong, Yunnan Province
Harvest: 2012 spring tea, tender leaves of ancient tea trees, pile fermented and handpressed brick
-use purple-clay teapot and 100’C water to brew 8 rounds and above, and pour tea liquid out quickly
-taste smooth and mellow, a sweet aftertaste
Gongting (imperial/palace) Pu’er 宫廷普洱, which originally referred as the tribute Pu’er tea to the imperial court, is the best quality of Pu’er tea today. Pu’er tea was listed as tribute tea by the imperial court during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty. Tender shoots were harvested only in February, produced under the supervision of Pu’er local government and transported to the capital by caravans. Nowdays, the good quality of Gongting Pu’er tea follows a strict standard – 500g tea shoots is selected from every 50kg sun-baked green crude tea through manual selection and sifting.