Mangjing Ancient Tea Plantation in Lancang County, Puer

Introduction of Mangjing Ancient Tea Plantation 

Mangjing Ancient Tea Plantation in Lancang County, Puer, is the tea capital of Pu’er and the base of Chinese tea town. It is the essence of Yunnan tea culture, Chinese tea culture and even the world tea culture. It contains the rich connotation of human agricultural civilization and historical process, economic development and social civilization progress of tea culture in the vast area around the ancient tea forest.

Mangjing ancient tea plantation located in Jingmai Village and Mangjing Village, Huimin Township, Lancang County, 72 kilometers from the county center. The highest elevation of the ancient tea plantation is 1662 meters, the lowest elevation is 1100 meters, the average altitude is 1400 meters, and the average annual temperature is 18 ° C. With a total area of 28,000 mu, there are more than 10,000 acres of forests. The annual output is 2 million kg of fresh leaves and 500 tons of dry tea can be produced. 

Mangjing ancient tea plantation was domesticated and cultivated by the ancestors of the local bulang nationality and dai nationality, with a history of 1828 years. The ancient tea growing in the jungle relies on natural fertility, without any pollution, and is of high quality. It is a pure natural green product.

Importance of Mangjing Ancient Tea Plantation 

Mangjing ancient tea plantation is the world’s best preserved, oldest and largest artificially cultivated ancient tea plantation in the world. It is hailed as a “Tea Museum of Nature” by domestic and foreign experts and scholars. And it is the birthplace of industrialization of world tea culture. Well-preserved tea tree genes are an important germplasm resource bank for the future development of the tea industry. Mangjing ancient tea plantation is the historical witness of the development of Chinese tea culture, the epitome of the harmonious development of man and nature, and the most important physical carrier to inherit the history and cultural traditions of the nation. Gene bank and living fossils are important display windows for tea industry development and tea culture tourism in Lancang and even Pu’er City.

Rated as “Demonstration Zone of Chinese Folk Cultural Heritage Tourism”

In March 2007, the review activity of the Chinese Folk Cultural Heritage Tourism Demonstration Zone led by UNESCO International Folk Art Organization and the Chinese Folk Artists Association, after more than a year of investigation, 15 famous scenic spots with rich reserves, high taste value and effective protection work were selected as China’s folk cultural heritage tourism demonstration areas. Mangjing ancient tea plantation was rated as the “Demonstration Zone of Chinese Folk Cultural Heritage Tourism”.  

This honor has gained a solid foundation for further expanding the publicity that Lancang Lahu Autonomous County has the world’s only millennium acres of ancient tea gardens, pushing out Pu’er tea culture and Pu’er tea products, and fully displaying the unique Lahu cultural charm. 

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Edited by Ziwei Chen/陈紫薇