Banzhang, nowadays is a legendary village, located in the Bulang mountains, Menghai area, Yunnan province, China. The 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.
Gong Ting translates as “palace” or “imperial”, and is used to refer to the highest grade, consisting mainly of young buds harvested in early spring. The tea received this name as a tribute to the history of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912), when Pu'Er tea, along with other teas in China, received recognition and was in great demand in the imperial court, proudly bearing the name 'Gong Cha "Palace Tea" ". This tea has always been famous for its rich, intense aroma, pure taste, and quickly-coming sweet aftertaste. The drink always turns out thick, with a rich taste and smooth, silky/creamy texture.
On the surface and inside of the pancake there are raw materials with a high content of light buds. The aroma of the dry leaves is woody, calm, and modest, waiting for water to open into something beautiful. After heating, the aroma develops and becomes sweeter and richer. Nutty notes begin to emerge. After rinsing, the aroma explodes with a rich palette, like bakery, chocolate, and nutty notes, and promises a wonderful tea experience.
The taste is sweet and deep, with woody and nutty notes. Clean, rich, and aromatic infusion reveals itself during the brewing process. Long sweet aftertaste with bakery notes! Tea evokes associations of warmth and comfort. The energy of tea immerses you in a state of peace and concentration.
Beautiful tea of the highest quality, made from raw materials harvested in a famous place, the village of Ban Zhang. An excellent example of tea with a noble taste and character, which is ideal for setting the mood for a harmonious day in the morning.