Gongnong Village and Tea Plantation of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Chinese Name: 勐库西半山:公弄大寨
English Name: Gongnong Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang
Gonglang Village(公弄大寨) is the inhabitant of the Bulang Ethnic People, the oldest village in Mengku, and the place where  Gupu people(The ancestors of Tea古濮人) lived.
Gongnong is situated in a small mountain range extending from Bangma Snow Mountain(邦马大雪山) to Mengku, about 12 kilometers away from Mengku Basin. Standing by the Nanmeng River(南勐河) of Mengku Basin, you can see the big green trees of Gonglang Laozhai. Gonglang’s elevation is not the highest in the villages of Mengkuxi Banshan, but Gonglang’s geographical position is good and its vision is wide. Gonglang’s people can see the main peak of Bongma Snow Mountain when they sit at their doorstep.

Gongnong Village is a Bulang ethnic village. Before 1950, it was a famous tea-producing village in Mengku, Shuangjiang. Its tea garden area is at least 2,000 acres above. In 1954 Shuangjiang County Tea Station had already set up some tea collection points in the Gongnong.
Gongnong was listed in the low-yielding tea garden transformation area and the new-style tea garden demonstration area in the 1950s. The ancient tea trees in Gongnong were cut down a lot. At present, few of the 300-year-old ancient tea trees have been preserved. The largest existing tea tree with a circumference of 220 cm can be comparable to the King Tea Tree of Jingmai Mountain(景迈山) in Lancnag County and Nannuoshan Mountain(南糯山) in Menghai County. In spite of this, Gongnong Daye tea has been concerned and valued for half a century, and its varieties have been optimized continuously, which makes Gongnong tea with high popularity and high tea price, and it still sells well.

公弄村位于临沧市双江县勐库镇公弄村委会,公弄是布朗族的世居地,是勐库最古老的村寨,是茶祖古濮人生活过的地方。公弄坐落在邦马大雪山伸向勐库的一条小山脉上,离勐库坝子约12公里,站在勐库坝的南勐河边就可看到公弄老寨的大青树。公弄的海拔在勐库西半山各村寨中不算最高,但公弄地理位置好,视野开阔,公弄人坐在家门口就能看到邦马大雪山的主峰了。公弄大寨是布朗族大寨,公弄20世纪50年代就被列入低产茶园改造区和新式茶园示范区,公弄的古茶树被砍去非常多,目前保存下来的300年树龄的古茶树已很少。

Gongnong Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Gongnong Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

Gongnong Village of Xibanshan Mountain in Mengku Town, Lincang

公弄村的普洱茶有三绝!

  一绝:古树俯拾即是,以茶为友者多如繁星;

  二绝:茶艺五彩斑斓,以茶为师者摩肩接踵;

  三绝:茶俗应有尽有,奉茶为神者络绎不绝!

  其实,吃茶,穿茶,用茶,这种事情发生在布朗族身上屡见不鲜了,只是在临沧勐库,有这么一个历史与茶文化并重,名族和睦相处,古树无所不在的的大寨,当真惹天下茶人羡慕!

  从双江县城出发,行路兜兜转转,30公里之外,便到了勐库公弄。勐库公弄坐落在与勐库千年古茶山比肩而立的公弄大山上,公弄村里里外外林海莽莽,连绵成片的古茶园便穿行其间,这墨绿色的古茶园如同一款翡翠镶嵌在湛蓝湛蓝的天空下,让人心胸坦荡!

  据统计,公弄寨有耕地总面积3,381.00亩(其中:田1,475.50亩,地1,905.50亩),人均耕地1.60亩,主要种植粮食、茶叶等作物;拥有林地4,493.00亩。全村国土面积5.25平方公里,海拔1,588.00米,年平均气温20.00℃,年降水量1,750.00毫米,适合种植茶叶、核桃等农作物。全村耕地面积3,381.00亩,人均耕地1.6亩,林地4,493.00亩。

  确切的讲,公弄在勐库算是个茶区,包含着公弄大寨、小户赛、豆腐寨(中户赛)、五家村、三家村等等,其中以小户赛、三家村的茶为最佳,但是公弄大寨的古树茶也有着自己的特点!

  在勐库,有拉祜族和布朗族的地方都有着树龄较大的古茶树,公弄便是其中之一!公弄大寨的古树茶条型肥大,芽叶匀整,开汤时汤色金黄透亮,落口生甜,茶香馥郁,有蜜香,回甘持久,生津迅速,韵味悠长,茶质丰富,叶底鲜活灵动,是勐库诸多寨子中茶质肥美的茶品!