Chinese Name: 勐海县落水洞普洱茶
English Name: Luoshuidong Tea Plantation in Mengla County, Xishuangbanna
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Luoshuidong village（落水洞村） is located in the northeast of Yiwu（易武） Township, and its administrative area belongs to Mahei （勐海）village committee of Yiwu（易武） , Mengla County（勐腊县）, Xishuangbanna （西双版纳）Prefecture, Yunnan（云南） Province. It covers an area of 2.79 square kilometers, with an altitude of 1287 meters, an annual average temperature of 17 degrees Celsius and an annual precipitation of 1950 mm. Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is a natural village, formerly named manluo（曼落）, with 23 households and a population of 93. The name of Luoshui village（落水洞村） comes from the fact that there is a huge cave in the center of village because of the karst landform(喀斯特地貌) of Yunnan（云南） Province, which is connected with the river. Even the rainfall is large, the water in the cave will not overflow. Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is about 1463 meters above sea level, with an annual average temperature of 17 ℃ and an annual precipitation of 1950 mm. It is suitable for planting crops such as grain and tea. There are 23 households in the village, with a population of 94. Tea is the main source of income for the village. Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is a Yi village. The location of the sinkhole is between 22 ‘- 22’15 “n. All year round, it is warm and rainy, with deep soil layer, fertile land, good air permeability and high organic matter content.
Yiwu Luoshuidong （落水洞村）Pu’er tea area
What is the quality of Luoshuidong （落水洞村）Pu’er tea?
As the saying goes, “banzhang（班章） is the king and Yiwu（易武） is the Queen”, Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is one of the high-quality producing areas in Yiwu（易武） tea area. Pu’er tea in Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is not only rich in fragrance, but also bright in color and unique, which is the representative of high-quality Yiwu （易武）tea.
Luoshuidong （落水洞村）is not only the central production area of Mahei village committee ancient tree tea, but also one of the stockaded villages with the longest history of planting Pu’er tea in Yiwu（易武） mountain. It is said that there is a tea king tree in Luoshuidong village（落水洞村）, which has been around 800 years old. Many tea lovers will go to worship that tea king tree. There are more than ten stockaded villages producing tea in Yiwu（易武） tea area, among which the quality of tea is the most outstanding in three places: Guafeng village（刮风寨）, Mafeng village(麻黑寨) and Luoshuidong village（落水洞村）. In these three villages, Pu’er tea in Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is praised by tea friends as a representative of Yiwu（易武） tea’s high quality. In recent years, Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is very famous for its ancient tea king tree and outstanding tea quality, which is well known by more tea lovers. Therefore, the price of Pu’er tea in Luoshuidong （落水洞村）is also relatively high, and some immoral businesses will sell adulterated tea in genuine varieties. Therefore, when purchasing tea in Luoshuidong（落水洞村）, it is best to choose businesses with high integrity .
There are two main reasons for the good quality of Pu’er tea in Luoshuidong（落水洞村）: on the one hand, the unique ecological environment in her area, Luoshuidong（落水洞村） is located in the plateau mountainous area, with a special terrain, surrounded by mountains, forming a small basin. Such a place, surrounded by clouds all the year round, with less direct sunlight, provides more diffuse light for tea trees (diffuse light is more suitable for the growth of tea trees). Moreover, the rainfall is abundant in this area, and the soil is a humus soil with good fertility and permeability, which is conducive to the growth of tea trees.
Translated by Wang Hanyi/王涵艺