Chinese Name: 永德忙肺古茶树
English Name:Mangfei Tea Mountain in Yongde County, Lincang
Lincang Mangfei Tea Mountain in Yongde County travel guide introduces the main attractions, entrance tickets booking, The best time to visit, How to Get there, the highlights, facts, history, photos, weather, accommodation, visiting routes, travel tips, tour maps of Mangfei Tea Mountain in Lincang.
The geographical location of the tea area: Yongde County, Yunnan Province, Yongde County is one of the birthplaces of tea trees in the world. There are still magnolia chinensis and a large area of wild, transitional, and cultivated ancient tree teas. Lose any famous camellia. No wonder that people from Pu’er tea in Taiwan have been paying attention to it for many years.
Growth morphology and tea species: wild wild tea from Yunnan big leaf species.
Features: This tea is made of centuries-old tea from the cultivated Mangfei large-leaf group. The soup is clear and bright, the fragrance is rich and high, the taste is full and harmonious, the glycol is smooth and slightly astringent, the tongue is raw and the throat rhyme is sweet and lasting.
We have just Mang Fei raw pu-erh tea. Mang Fei is one of four famous tea production areas in Lincang.
Reason why we always like to buy tea from Lincang
Generally, the tea production area located at south Yunnan such as Bu Lang Shan, Yiwu and Lao Bang Zhang are historically very famous. Due to high market demand, price of the tea from these areas are very expensive. Recently, the road condition to access these production sites has been drastically improved too. As the road condition improves the general publics are able to access tea production areas and thus further pushing up the price of tea. In Yunnan, it always happened that when the price of tea starts increasing, the farmer changes their traditional agricultural practice. In South Yunnan, it is very hard to find naturally grown tea tree that uses no fertilizer. Even if we do find it, the price is super high.
Mang Fei is one of four famous origins in Lincang
There are four well-known places in Lincang, and they are Bing Dao, Xi Gui, Ma An Shan and Mang Fei. These four places mentioned above are famous among Chinese Pu-erh tea lovers. Mang Fei is a small village that is very close to the Myanmar border. In Chinese, Mang Fei means Busy Lung. I believe the name of this village originated from the pronunciation used by the local minority tribes. Of course there are many other small villages that produce good quality tea as well but arent’ as famous as the ones mentioned.
Tea from Mang Fei has a distinctive characteristic and that is strong body This is so because, there is a small river running through the village of Mang Fei and this is an indicator that this river contains high minerals that carries through the soil that gives Mang Fei’s distinctive cup characteristic which is strong body. The main characteristic of Mang Fei Tea is the bold body. Tea has full body character. You may think that the characteristic of Mang Fei tea is a little similar to Bu Lang Shan or Lao Bang Zhang.
There is another village known as Meng Ban that is located down-stream of this river. The tea collected from this village also gives quite strong body, although it is less than Mang Fei’s tea. In fact, many teas being sold as Mang Fei does not originate from Mang Fei but Meng Ban. You can tell if you have ever experienced the genuine Mang Fei tea. The body of Mang Fei tea is extremely strong.
Decreasing number of natural farming tea in Mang Fei
Mang fei village used to produce very good tea free of commercial farming; however, in recent years tea had been popularized and marketed by the local government. Marketing efforts includes broadcasting of a TV documentary on Mang Fei tea production funded by the government. Besides that, the government is also constructing the road thus making access to the village drastically improved. Nowadays the price of Mang Fei tea has drastically increased with the sudden price speculation stimulated by the local farmers. With development and modernization, fertilizer is used by most tea farmers at Mang Fei and farmers who still practice the ancient style of natural farming are scarce making it nearly impossible for us to source the right materials.
Mangfei Village(忙肺村) is located in Mengban Township(勐板乡), Yongde County(永德县), Lincang City, Yunnan Province. This village is about 5.16 km2, specifically, 0.7 km2 is arable land and 2.9 km2 is forest land. 1380.00 meters above sea level, 18.70℃ average annual temperature and 1168.00 mm annual precipitation, make this village suitable for planting food crops and other crops. Half of the people in this village, about 800, mainly depend on the planting industry, especially for planting Mangfei Tea (忙肺茶).
Mangfei Tea Mountain (忙肺茶山)
Up to now, there are growing Chinese Magnolias and large areas of wild, transitional and cultivated ancient tree tea in Mangfei Tea Mountain. Mangfei Tea Mountain is one of the birthplaces of tea in the world. The Mangfei Tea (忙肺茶) is made from the hundred-year-old large-leaf tea tree in Mangfei Tea Mountain.
Mangfei Tea (忙肺茶)
Mangfei Tea is a magical and mysterious drink, which was rewarded as Provincial Excellent Varieties by the Tea Research Institute of Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (云南省茶科所) and named as Mengban Mangfei Large Leaf Group Species (勐板忙肺大叶群体种). The tea has a clear and bright soup color, thickness, full and brisk taste, delicate fragrance, round smooth. It is better than any famous tea, but its popularity is not high. No wonder has been valued by people in Taiwan who planted Pu’er Tea for many years.
The typical three-dimensional climate and the ancient and simple processing have created an unparalleled environment for Yunnan Large Leaf Tea, including Mangfei Tea. Therefore, Mangfei Tea is a pure natural and pollution-free food, it does good for people healthy.
Translated by Zhao Shengqiu/赵胜秋