Big or semi-large tea factories are listed here.
Da Yi (大益)
Originally Da Yi was name of Pu-erh tea’s brand from old Menghai tea factory.
Menghai tea factory was one of big manufacturers of tea in Yunnan during 1938-1950.
Menghai tea factory is known for its production of ripe ( Shu ) Pu-erh tea.
Later on Da Yi became an official brand of Menghai tea factory.
Da Yi Tea Group Company was established in 2004, since then Menghai tea factory has been one of the members.
Nanjian Tea Factories ( 南涧 )
category includes products from 3 different tea factories located in Nanjian area.
1. Yunnan Nanjian Cha Chang
2. Nanjian Hi Long Tan
3. Tuling Feng Huang
Yunnan Nanjian Cha Chang
factory doesn't have a long tea producing history in Yunnan province,
but it’s known their Phoenix（Fenghuang) Tuo Cha branded by Gu De.
The factory has been established in 1985 and since then they started produce the Phoenix tuo cha.
The tea factory is located Wu Liang shan ( Wuliang mountain ) ,
so most of the tea material comes from growing around old and arbor tea trees.
Xia guan Tuo Cha （下关沱茶）
Xia Guan Tuo Cha ,also named Yunnan Tuo Cha that is origin from Ming Dynasty.
It is one of compressed forms of Pu Er Tea, usually it`s smaller than pu-erh tea cake,
that is easily to carry to anywhere,therefore it had been popular during the Ancient
Tea Route. Xiaguan Tuo Cha is known as high quality tea with long history
and typical intensive Cha Qi with smoky flavor.
Zhong Cha company (中茶)
Zhong Cha was Established in 1949 and it was the first national tea company in China.
Within few years company expanded and became a major trade company of Chinese tea .
This company had been manufacturing lot of high quality Pu-erh tea, hei cha ,
black tea, green tea, etc. for many years now . All of teas are branded as ‘Zhong Cha Pai’.
Mengku Rong Shi (勐库戎氏)
Mengku Rong Shi tea factory is based in Shuangjiang ,south-west of Yunnan province.
It is a family-run business for the last three generations which is more than a hundred years.
Nowadays Rong Shi still follows the traditional way of of tea production and besides organic black tea is mainly focused on Sheng Pu-erh tea.
Hai Wan - Lao Tong Zhi （ 海湾 - 老 同志 （下关沱茶 ）
Lao Tong Zhi ( in translation - Old comrades ) is one of famous Yunnan tea brands from Hai Wan Tea factory set up by two founders of the tea factory who are maters of processing Pu-erh tea in China.
Yunnan Dian Hong Ji Tuan ( 云南滇红集团 )
"Yunnan Dian Hong Ji Tuan", this company is originally known for the black tea, but
Tuo Cha is also one of the types of their products.
"The King of the arbor trees" has a fair amount of bigger leafs and it has a good potential for longer storage. "Mei Li" sweetness along with front bitter taste leaving bit dry sensation on your tongue. "Sheng Jing" is noticeable and fast Hui Gan with light flowery notes. Late spring harvest pressed in summer.
The tea is very smooth ,without any unpleasant bitterness only nice Cha Qi which is typical for older Rongshi . The tea liquor with orchid and light smoky fragrance has a very slow and long Hui Gan. Just right time to drink it.
The name "Original Flavor" is very close but not exactly as we use to drink from Rongshi tea company. It more reminds Bing Dao mixed up with typical Rong Shi tea material. Very slow but significant Hui Gan . Tea soup with chrysanthemum fragrance has a still bit bitter taste, so highly recommended for storage.
"Spirit of Mengku" Intensive fragrance of flower garden, smooth liquor with very light bitterness is suggesting this tea for another year or two for storage for people who are sensitive to that kind of taste. For us the tea is already very nice to drink now. The tea brewing time is very short and within 2nd infusion you get very rich and clean tea soup...
This tea is still a bit bitter but has a big potential, so it's recommended for longer storage. Clean tea soup has a slow and mild Hui Gan but lasting very long time.Mu Shu stand for "The mother of the trees" and tea leafs in this cakesupposed to be from a "female" tree.
Sweet taste after 3rd infusion starts to emerge. Also color is more vivid and dark red after few brewings. The rich cream taste with very slight touch of walnuts can hold till 5-6th infusion, then color with taste gently fades away.
this tea is rather bitter then sweet and not that rich, but it gives slight sweet feeling under tongue after few infusions. Tea soup is deep red color and has a smokey touch . This could be suitable for people who like drinking coffee without sugar. Wouldn't be our best choice for shu cha, but it obtained popularity among our Russian customers so we...
this hard pressed sheng tuo fills room with intensive smokey scent within the first infusion. Clean yellow tea soup is rich and full in mouth with sweet sensations under tongue followed buy gentle huigan. Typical characteristics for young sheng tuo cha from this company.