Yiwu leaves


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Yiwu leaves

Postby puerhking » Jan 10th, '09, 13:54

Is it just me or do Yiwu leaves smell the best after brewing? Clearly I do not have enough experience with other mountains but.....they stand out with amazing savory and floral notes compared to my other cakes.
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Postby vibrantdragon » Jan 10th, '09, 14:53

Here is cut from a small list of the old and new tea mountains we just wrote.

Mansa Mountain (Yiwu Mountain): Large-leafed trees. Tastes a little bitter, Strong aroma, smells like honey plum and orchid. It’s the most famous tea mountain since ancient.

I also really love Yiwu and it is known for it strong great aroma. I know that when the Chinese, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna governments wanted to do a special tea for the 50 year anniversary of Xishuangbanna they chose mostly Yiwu tea leaves for the bricks. I think many people agree it is great.
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Postby thanks » Jan 10th, '09, 15:32

I also think Yiwu is fantastic tea. The smell, the taste, everything about it. One mountain I think is underrated in the aroma and taste category though, is Nannuo. Good Nannuo leaf smells and tastes amazing!
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Postby tenuki » Jan 10th, '09, 15:52

+1 to what thanks said.


Now, everyone please chime in about how getting authentic YiWu leaves is impossible because of certain factors, and how vendors blah blah blah blah or how the government bought all the YiWu supply in 2003 so nothing from that year is authentic, etc. Really, we believe you just like we believe all the vendors on the internet. Really.
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Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 17th, '09, 23:10

+ 1 to what thanks said also. Yiwu leaves make some great tea.
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Postby nada » Jan 18th, '09, 10:47

Mansa Mountain (Yiwu Mountain)


Mansa is different from Yiwu, about 20km further north
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Postby vibrantdragon » Jan 18th, '09, 21:52

nada wrote:
Mansa Mountain (Yiwu Mountain)


Mansa is different from Yiwu, about 20km further north


I cut a small part from the leaf's site:

"Xishuangbanna Yiwu tea growing area

The Yiwu tea growing area is located in the Yiwu Township of Mengla County. The greater Yiwu region encompasses the four townships of Mansa, Mahei, Yitian and Manluo. In ancient times, local ethnic Bulang people were the primary growers of tea."

I think if I remember correctly, the Mansa is the older region and than it grew to include other areas as the mansa region stoped producing so much.
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Postby nada » Jan 19th, '09, 10:34

I think there's a difference between talking about these regions and talking about specific mountains - there's many mountains in the Yiwu/Mansa region and e.g. Yiwu Zheng Shan is different from Mansa.

You're correct though, they are the same region
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