Series No. and product name “0562” means recipe was created in 2005 year points to first “05” in the Mark Number, the next “6” means 6th grades tea materials mainly used in this recipe. The grade of tea material includes 10 levels defined by the roughness from the most young and tiny bud of “Royal”(宫gong廷ting) to the most rough material consists of pure stem by “九jiu级ji”. The last “2” means Menghai tea factory which had been listed as No.2 during 4 big national tea factories in YunNan province from being nationalized by PRC till 21st century.
Some words are officially used to describe this tea.
条索肥硕(tiao suo fei shuo): big and thick threads
突显金毫(tu xian jin hao): obvious golden hairs
滋味浓酽(zi wei nuo yan): rich taste with thickness
香高韵长(xiang gao yun chang): high flavor and long lasting rhythm.
Shou cha which was manually processed by “渥wo堆dui” technology and which has certain relationship with tea leaves’ blending technology. This process accelerates the fermentation manually and let the tea reach a level which will cost sheng cha many years to achieve. During the process of “WoDui”, tea leaves are under high humidity and heat coming from inside of the piled tea leaves themselves, at the same time oxygen and microbe and enzyme work together on the substances contained in the tea. After turned over physically some times the process will end there, then tea leaves will be pressed into cake as product. But the evolution of tea itself doesn’t end and will continually going forward along with time. The taste will be mellower and bitterness and astringency will keep declining. So “the older the better” theory is not just suitable for sheng cha but also for shou cha, though it is more obvious and easier to understand on sheng cha.
Guangzhou city stored till now. Clean and dry.
“0562” got the highest prize “Special Gold Prize” on “3rd China International Tea Industry EXPO” held in Sep. 2006 year, in Beijing. This was also printed on the wrapper above the Logo in the middle “第三届中国国际茶业博览会特别金奖”