Compressed tea, Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Home, Neutral-Cool Energy, Pu'er teas, Stronger Tastes, Tea, Yunnan
Stone-pressed first flush from old treesOld native tea trees populate the rich forests in Lincang, a revered sub-region in Yunnan. Productions from the most famous mountains here almost always come from inside an area called Mengku. One mountain is Bing Dao, which is in fact the name of a lake 1400 meter above sea level. Mountains surrounding this long stretch of water, enriched by the ecology, yield tea leaves rich in minerals and amino acids. Bing Dao is not famous for floral nor fruitiness, but for the power and length of its “cha qi” — tea energy. Tea Hong’s house matured Bing Dao is a top quality representation of the name at an exceptionally friendly price. Net weight per discus: 357 g (12.6 oz)USD 81.00 – USD 515.00
Compressed tea, Fuller Bodies, Home, Neutral-Cool Energy, Pu'er teas, Stronger Tastes, Tea, Yunnan
Deep Mountain Old TreesThere are harvests from less than famous areas that can be taste worthy. That is why each producer has their own products carrying more generic names as “Deep Mountain Old Trees”, and sell them at much lower price than those with names from more sought after mountains. Some are better value than others. To me, I think this Shenshan Laoshu from Huimin Tea Factory is worth at least three times its ticket value for a body and aroma worthy of a place in the famous mountain rank. It is actually one the best generic name discus we have ever tasted, regardless of the price. One reason they can do that is their collection points spreading deep in Lincang, an area famous for its many famous tea mountains. Net weight per discus: 357 g (12.6 oz)USD 59.00 – USD 374.00
Cold Energy, Floral Aromas, Home, Pu'er loose leaf shengcha, Pu'er teas, Stronger Tastes, Tea, Yunnan
Western Half of the Mountain — Mengku Xi Ban ShanHigh mountains, with altitudes ranging from 1000’s to over 3000 m make up almost 100% of the total 475 km2 of Mengku, in the subregion of Lincang in Yunnan. That may explain why for over 500 years the native peoples here have been relying on the production of tea as a livelihood. Old tea trees cover large patches of the rocky slopes. While leaves from the east side of this cluster of mountains are known for their strong character, those produced on the west side are sweeter, silkier and more gentle. I think the latter is better in the form of maocha. We have matured this batch for over 8 years as a great entry point tea for teas made from the Mengku group of tea tree cultivars.
USD 15.90 USD 15.90
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