Puer Tea, Xishuangbanna
Xishuangbanna is the home of China's famous Puer tea. The oldest tea tree in Menghai is 700 years old. The six most major Chinese Puer tea fields are all located in Xishuangbanna. In the Ming Dynasty, Puer tea, being sold to the middle and eastern Asia, was one of the most important trading goods in the ancient Tea-Horse Trading Route. The Xishuangbanna broad-leaf tea can be made into black tea and green tea. The former looks fresh and watery and fragrant while the latter looks fine and thin with crystal green color in the water. The most noted categories of the Puer Tea include: Nanno Pekoe, Yunhai Pekoe, Ganglu Tea, Fuxiang Tea, Xuanyun Tea.
Where to buy:
It is available in the local supermarkets in Menghai and Jinghong.