2021 Honey Rain of Mengding | Meng Ding Gan Lu

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Meng Ding Gan Lu is a green tea from the Mengshan Mountain of Sichuan province. It is one of Top Ten Chinese Famous Teas. Mengshan 蒙山 is one of the oldest places in China recorded to plant tea. Monk Wu Li Zhen 吴理真 planted tea there in around BC200. Later in Song Dynasty, he was officially announced as Tea Ancestor 茶祖 and the tea garden he built was preserved and named as Imperial Tea garden 皇茶园. A traditional processing of this tea is very labour-intensive. Three waves of frying and three waves of rolling are necessary, charcoal heat only is allowed in the process. Thanks to tender Megnshan leaves and precise processing the tea offers clean sweet taste with honey and fruit notes. Meng Ding Gan Lu is no doubt one of the best Chinese green teas.

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Meng Ding Gan Lu is a green tea from the Mengshan Mountain of Sichuan province. It is one of Top Ten Chinese Famous Teas. Mengshan 蒙山 is one of the oldest places in China recorded to plant tea. Monk Wu Li Zhen 吴理真 planted tea there in around BC200. Later in Song Dynasty, he was officially announced as Tea Ancestor 茶祖 and the tea garden he built was preserved and named as Imperial Tea garden 皇茶园. The tea produced in this garden was the tribute tea to the Imperial family during Song Dynasty. Gan Lu literally means ‘honey rain’ in Chinese while actually it is a Chinese word originated from Sanskrit which means ‘immortal’. In the past there were many temples in Mengding Mountain, and the monks were the pioneers making this tea. It is nothing strange that they used Buddhism language to name this tea. A traditional processing of this tea is very labour-intensive. Three waves of frying and three waves of rolling are necessary, charcoal heat only is allowed in the process. Thanks to tender Megnshan leaves and precise processing the tea offers clean sweet taste with honey and fruit notes. Meng Ding Gan Lu is no doubt one of the best Chinese green teas.

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GT0636-50
2007-07-11

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Country
China
Location
Sichuan, Meng Ding
Cultivar
Xiao Ye Lao Chuan
Form
loose tea
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