Meng Ding Sweet Dew Green Tea (Gan Lu)
Meng Ding mountain is the birth place of tea cultivation, which dates back about 1200 years ago. Gan Lu was one of the oldest teas in China, and a tribute tea in the Tang dynasty. This is the highest grade Gan Lu green tea. A very appealing and soothing exotic tea that delivers a sweet, mellow, and refreshing cup.
A very famous ancient poem says: "The water of the middle Yangze River, the tea of the Mengding Mountain". This poem implies that the Yangze River has the most delicious water, and that Meng Ding Mountain has the best tea. Located in Sichuan province, covered with 90% forest, misty Meng Ding mountain has a long history of producing the finest teas in China, and it became a tribute tea place in the Tang dynasty. It is the birth place of tea cultivation about 1200 years ago when Wu Lizheng (later respected as the Gan Lu Master) started to cultivate tea in Gan Lu Temple, hence the name of this tea. lt was once called "Immortal Tea" (Xian Cha) by the local people. Today it remains the major tea producing region in Southwestern China.
This is the highest grade Gan Lu consisting of nearly all buds with a very small percentage of one bud with one young leaf. Sweet Dew is traditionally picked very early in the morning when the dew still remains on the bush. This tea is from the old Sichuan local varietal which has fresher taste than other bush varietals. This tea was delicately hand rolled three times, thus the dry leaves have curly, downy white hairs. These tiny buds yield a sweet and refreshing taste and a pleasant aroma. It is very smooth, mellow, sweet, and has a hint of buttery taste that is scarcely found in other green teas.
Origin: Meng Ding mountain, Ming shan county, Sichuan, China
Harvest Time: March 2016
Bush Varietal: Sichuan local varietal
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins. For more information about our packaging, please click here.
A chestnut aroma with subtle notes of spinach and artichoke, buttery smooth and mellow with a slightly sharp finish. Pleasantly sweet and very refreshing.
175oF, 4g (1 tbsp) for 8 oz of filtered/purified water, adjust to taste, 1-2 min, 3 steepings.
To get the most enjoyment out of the tea, we recommend using a glass brewing vessel without an infuser, pouring the hot water first, adding the tea, and then smelling the amazing aroma and admiring the opening of the tea leaves.