Puerh is a city used to be the tea distribution centre of the Yunnan Province, as time went by, we regarded the tea from Puerh City as Puerh Tea.
Puerh Tea is a post-fermented tea, there are two types of Puerh Tea:
1) Raw Puerh (natural fermented)
2) Cooked/Ripe Puerh (process fermented)
This puerh tea is autumn harvest tea from BangWai area which is different to most of puerh tea in MY Teahouse. This puerh tea was also the first raw puerh MY Teahouse bought in 2011 when I visit tea farm in the Yunnan Province first time.
BangWai is located at the junction of Shuangjiang,JingDong and Lancang district, which is west of the Puerh Tea area lying by the Lancang River.
In 1991, a tea master found a tea tree in BangWai Village which, in 1993 was proven to be the oldest ( more than 1700 years old) transitional tea tree in the world. With this, it was concluded that the origin of tea was in the Yunnan province, China. In 2009, this tea tree had been produced 2kg dry tea leaves and been sold on 640K RMB which is about AUD70K/kg.