Place of Origin: Lao Ban Zhang, Yunnan
Vintage: 2019 Spring
Tea Varietal: Ban Zhang Camellia sinensis var assamica
Harvest Time: Mid April
Flavor: Smooth, full bodied; rich strong, sweet aftertaste.
Liquor: Bright gold
In the Chinese tea market, Lao Ban Zhang is famously referred to as the King of Raw Puerh Tea. Its flavor is uniquely strong with bold, complex taste. In Kunming, tea connoisseurs often describe the taste of Lao Ban Zhang as superiorly dominant. This is why they crowned Lao Ban Zhang as “The King”. Lao Ban Zhang is named after the village that produces this tea. Lao Ban Zhang Village is located in Bu Lang Mountain in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna. The earliest record of the village’s tea production can be traced back to 1476. Lao Ban Zhang Village is resided by minorities known as The Bu Lang tribe. For generations, the Bu Lang people planted tea trees and produced tea in the mountains. Today, there are 117 Bu Lang families residing in Lao Ban Zhang Village. Due to historical fame, good quality, limited production and monopoly, have made it one of the highest price teas in the market. It produces a tea with a very appealing thick body and long lasting sweetness.
2019 Lao Ban Zhang Maocha
5-8 gr of tea per 150 ml boiling water, 5 second infusions, up to 15 infusions