Forbidden City Pu-erh Melon Pictures
I was reading about a 100 year old 3.3 Kg pu-erh melon on display in the Forbidden City in China.
Has anyone seen it, or have pictures of it?
Thanks for any information you may have.
Uh no idea, but if I manage to get over there before I leave,ill take a picture.
Here is a photo:
It doesn’t look that extraordinary though.
I was reading about a 2006 pu-erh, and it peaked my interested. I figured if I could get an answer it would be here at steepster.
“This blend was developed during the early Qing Dynasty as a tribute tea by a Yunnan governor wishing to regain lost favor with the Emperor. Even now there is a hundred year old golden melon in the Forbidden City on display. It is considered a work of art. It is made by only using first grade mao cha and it weighs 3300 grams.” – Seven Cups