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.
Authentic 'Menghai taste' beautifully combines bitterness, astringency, sweetness and mild flavor. The aftertaste is mostly bitter resulting in a sensation of freshness.
Beautiful tea made from spring buds and young tea leaves carefully processed till perfection. Dry tea leaves have intense freshness in a fragrance and light sweet woody notes. The taste is balanced and rich, with smooth creamy texture and sweet woody, nutty and chocolate notes. Pleasant mineral aftertaste and warm woody notes bring associations of wood house and nature. Beautiful tasty tea ready to please you with its noble character and taste.
Noble, balanced and tasty.