Manzhuan Black 2018

Manzhuan Black 2018

from 4.00
  • handmade item

  • materials: big-leaved arbor tea leaves from Manzhuan mountain

  • shape: loose leaf

Handmade with tea leaves picked from Walong Ancient Tea Garden, located on Manzhuan Mountain (one of the Six Great Ancient Tea Mountains) in Xishuangbanna Dai Prefecture. This black tea presents in black and golden slim strands. It brews bright orange liquor with prominent rose, honey and malty fragrances, accompanied by long-lasting sweet aftertaste.

Walong is a small hamlet belonging to the Manzhuang village, which is located in the Mengla county. It is less well known because of its remote location. The villagers perform low-level maintenance of the tea trees by leaving them untrimmed and unfertilized, and at most weed them once or twice a year. Along with its native ecological environment and steep slope, the village is hard to reach as it is connected by dirt roads only. To reach the tea fields, one would need to ride a motorcycle, walk, and even crawl and climb. 

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