Yiwu mountains are one of the most famous ancient tea forests, located in Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Since the old times, Yiwu has been considered one of the famous "Six pu'er tea mountains," and has the "Imperial tea" status. The teas from these places are famous for their sweet, deep, and complex flavours. Yiwu tea has a very unique character loved by many pu'er tea enthusiasts. The total area of the ancient tea forest is about 980 ha. The oldest and largest trees are about 10.5 m height and about 700 years old. The ecological environment is balanced, the energy of tea is pure, the tea gardens are surrounded by dense forest. The climate is humid and hot. Natural conditions like light, temperature, water resources, acidity and richness of soil are ideal for growing tea. Everything contributes to the growth of tea, the early appearance of buds full of strength and energy. Local tea leaves densely covered with fluff. According to studies, polyphenols, tea catechins and other useful substances are found in local tea is much more than in other similar tea regions. Annual production of tea made from ancient tea tree is about 100 tons.
This unbelievably smooth sheng is one of a kind. The aroma of a dry leaf is calm and noble with honey, woody and vegetal notes due to its freshness. If you keep it in a warmed teapot for some time you will get some light spicy nuances. After rinsing aroma becomes clearer and sweeter with a little bit of leather hint. The taste is balanced and smooth with sweet and fresh vegetal, herbal and honey notes. A long-lasting sweet aftertaste. After the fifth infusion if you smell the leaves, you will notice sweet fruity notes which remind me bubble gum. As a quite experienced pu'er lover it is rare and unexpected note for a type of tea like this. At the same time the taste of tea starting to have mushroom nuances very common for such tea. In common the most beautiful thing about this tea is that it is calm and balanced without astringency what makes taste very gentle and deep.