However, if we do not really know the story of the original Fu Lu Gong Cha, it was accompanied by a ticket, on which appeared an address… in Bangkok! This is the name and address of Hong Lee, founder of Hong Tai Chang, a legendary producer in the history of Thai Puerh. If at its formation Hong Tai Chang had the mission to export via Thailand the productions of the parent company based in Yunnan, the two entities ended up separating and Hong-Tai Chang continued to produce Puerh tea from leaves from northern Thailand. When the factory ends up closing its doors, no longer finding a successor, Lao Lee, a major tea producer from the village of Doi Wawee (of which we offer a certain number of productions), hires one of Hong Tai Chang’s key technicians to whom he entrusted the production of his Puerh tea. According to him, the Fu Lu Gong Cha of the 1940s would have come out of the walls of the Hong Tai Chang factory in Thailand and would have been produced from local leaves.
In 2008, a limited edition of “Ming Lee Fu Lu Gong Cha” is pressed, in tribute to this historical cake. It is not really a question of “reproducing” this tea, no one really remembers how it was produced, but more of creating with leaves from Thailand a tea at its level, which can in the same way improve through future decades! It is therefore not only a top-of-the-range tea, for collection, but also and above all an excellent tea for laying down, produced for maturation.
Format: 357g Puerh cake
Kind: Naturally aged sheng Puerh
Fermentation at the production: Not fermented -sheng cha
Storage: Natural dry – Thailand
Style: Classic Puerh Tea
Producer: Ming Lee
Origin: Wawee, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Trees: Big Tree