Meng Ding Sweet Dew
Grown on a mountain whose claim to fame comes from being the first area on record where tea plants were farmed (rather than harvested from bushes in the wild), this green tea will put your tea making skills to the test.
Requiring a bit more attention than our other green teas when brewing, a drinker can reap the benefits with precise measurements and a careful hand, being rewarded with a rich brew of almost-ripe-cantaloupe, bamboo shoot and narcissus.
Patience and diligence are key to unlock this historic treasure. The game is afoot.
Teamaker - Luo Ping
Location - Mengding Shan, Ya'An, Sichuan Prefecture
Harvest Time - March 2022
Cultivar - Chuancha #9
- Gong Fu - This tea works best in porcelain vessels. Semi porous clay will mute some of the tea's top notes. Since the leaf is small and curled, we recommend filling to about a third of the vessel with dry leaf. Grandpa style brewing is also suggested, where less is more. Bonne chance!
- Western - Use 1 heaping teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Add 175F water and steep for 4-6 minutes. Can be re-steeped a second time, adding 2-3 minutes to the original steep time.