What to Buy in Puer
1. Pu’er Tea(普洱茶)
Pu'er tea comes from the Yunnan Plateau and is a unique variety in the pressed tea (black tea) family. It is mostly in the form of brick and pie. It travels many places, from south to north, and has a long history. Some people praise the benefits of Pu'er tea: the first taste is light, the longer time for making tea, it is thicker, but it never hurts the stomach. Digestion of food and removal of oil are the characteristics of this tea.
2. Simao Coffee(思茅咖啡)
A German coffee expert said: “A beautiful place that is not discovered by the world – high quality coffee grows in Simao District.”. Yunnan Simao Coffee have intense taste and is not bitter because of its unique geographical environment and climatic conditions. Yunnan Simao coffee quality is excellent in alcohol. When it is brewed, it has a good fragrance. It has a good reputation in the domestic and foreign markets and was rated as a first-class product in the London international market. Today, Yunnan Simao Coffee has been rated as a Chinese geographical indication product because of its excellent quality. The "mysterious and special oriental taste" has been loved by more and more people.
3. Simao Wood Carving(思茅木雕)
The wood carving of Simao District is very famous and enjoys much popularity. Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked moldings composing part of a tracer.
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds, and also used as a cover crop. To distinguish it from a related species, Fagopyrum tataricum that is also cultivated as a grain in the Himalayas, primarily in Nepal, Bhutan and India, and from the less commonly cultivated Fagopyrum acutatum, it is also known as Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb. Because its seeds are eaten and rich in complex carbohydrates, it is referred to as a pseudocereal. The cultivation of buckwheat grain declined sharply in the 20th century with the adoption of nitrogen fertilizer that increased the productivity of other staples.
Note: there are many local products worthy of your money. For the details, please refer to Jinggu County, Jingdong County, Simao District, Jiangcheng County, Zhenyuan County, Mojiang County, Lancang County, Menglian County, Ninger County, Ximeng County and visitors can know where to buy these local products.