Laobanzhang 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 Laobanzhang, therefore, I'm very happy to share with you this unique tea. This tea is incredibly famous for its unique, intensive, long-lasting flavour and strong Cha Qi (energy). Rich taste with multifaceted notes and tones.
This is the perfectly blended shu pu'er with smooth, thick, balanced taste and sweet aroma. Dry tea has a sweet, fresh, woody character. After keeping it in a warmed teapot aroma develop into dry wood and bakery notes. After rinsing aroma develop into amazing sweet, deep bakery notes with fruity and citrus hint. The taste is sweet, thick and creamy with notes of wood, nuts and chocolate. Noble tea ready to conquer tea connoisseur’s hearts.