Grown on the top of Manglu Mountain in Lingcan county southwestern Yunnan province, this Lincang Mao Feng showcases a more savory side of green tea. Green teas from southeastern China are typically available only in the spring. However, the growing season in Lincang is much longer than other green tea growing areas and can be made fresh throughout the year. The leaves are plucked from a Da Ye (large leaf) varietal known for its strong yet smooth flavor and aroma. After plucking, the leaves are gently withered to reduce moisture and then pan-fired using a large wok. After firing, the leaves are rolled and then re-fired. This process is repeated several times until the correct shape, aroma, and residual moisture is achieved. Careful processing results in a unique blend of smoky and fresh flavors. This tea brews a vivid amber liquor and provides a steeped aroma reminiscent of grilled squash and charred leeks .
◆ Origin: Manglu Mountain, Lingcang County, Yunnan Province, China.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: rich, nutty, sweet vegetal flavor and aroma that stays smooth, even with long steepings.
◆ Notes & Well Being: detoxed, energised, refreshed, with low caffeine.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
175°F - 185°F
4 - 5 Minutes