Mengku "Sun-Dried Black" Pure Assamica Black Tea * Autumn 2018
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
This is a pure assamic varietal grown in the Huang Shan Mountain area of Mengku county in Lincang prefecture. The tea was picked in early October, fried briefly (kill-green), rolled, allowed to wilt overnight and then dried in the sun the next day. When sun-drying is applied in the final stage as opposed to heat-drying, the result is a black tea that is more subtle when young, but ages very well over the coming years. Younger sun-dried black teas also tend to steep longer and display more character in the middle to later steeps. As they age the complexity and fruit/honey sweetness increases as does the spiced essence!
Our Mengku Sun-Dried Black was grown without the use of pesticides by Mr. Duan and his neighbors. You can learn more about Mr. Duan's no-spray operation here!
Region: Huang Shan Mountain, Mengku County of Lincang Prefecture (Yunnan)
Harvest Time: October 2018