Banzhang is a legendary village, located in the Bulang mountains, Menghai area, Yunnan province, China. Altitude is 1700-1900 m above sea level. The unique climate, high altitude, soil, and humidity create an excellent environment for the tea trees' growth, which results in giving this tea a special character and taste. Nearly 200 000 ancient trees have been grown here for hundreds and even thousands of years. There are at least 9000 tea trees older than 800 years old. Pesticides are forbidden there by the law, and the local people grow tea organically, following old cultivating and harvesting traditions. Due to a limited quantity of raw leaf materials, the price is getting higher each year. The annual harvest is about 50 tons. It is becoming increasingly challenging nowadays to get an authentic Banzhang, therefore, I'm very happy to share with you this unique tea. This tea is incredibly famous for its unique, intensive, long-lasting flavour.
This tea is made from the high-quality raw material, consisted from pure young buds. Tea is pressed quite strong, but easy to break into parts and even single buds. Aroma of a dry tea leaf is calm with sweet woody and chocolate notes. After rinsing tea leaves aroma develops and becomes more chocolate, sweet with noble freshness and woodiness. The taste is perfectly balanced, tender and mild with notes of wood and dates. Clear and pure taste of a noble shu pu'er and velvety texture will definitely bring a lot of joy for shu pu'er connoisseurs.