Jing Mai Mountain, at an altitude of 1300 meters, is famous for its Pu'er tea. Jing Mai Mountain is located in the LanCang region and at the junction of Xishuang Banna, Pu'er City and Myanmar. According to the history, the basin of LanCang River is the birthplace of Pu'er tea, it is where Jing Mai Mountain is located.
Jingmai tea belongs to the big leaf arbor species. The whole tea garden covers an area of 28,000 acres and the actual tea area is about 12,000 acres. It has the most big leaf trees compared to rest of tea mountains in Yunnan.
Tea trees in Jing Mai mountain are old, mostly are ancient arbors, and generally are hundreds year-old tea trees. The tea trees in Jingmai Mountain are grown in the deep mountains, and have never been man-dwarfed. These hundreds year-old trees are covered with wild fungi and other parasitic plants.
The fragrance of Jingmai tea is very unique and assuming, not a calm feel that usually smelled, but the charm of wild. It may be because the tea trees are growing with other trees in the natural primeval forest.
For best tasting result, the pressed pu erh tea should be pried to loose form and exposed in the air few days before brewing.
Common brewing steps of raw pu’erh tea:
*Gradually increase steeping time when tea is fading out