Laobanzhang is located in laobanzhang village, banzhang village committee, Bulangshan Township, Menghai county. It is a Hani village with an altitude of more than 1700 meters, belonging to subtropical plateau monsoon climate. The ancient tree tea in laobanzhang village is a standard large leaf tea, so it has thick and thick rope, thick and fluffy bud head, good ecological environment, relatively long tree age, strong mountain flavor, strong tea gas and steady fragrance. Laobanzhang tea has the reputation of "tea king" in Pu'er tea industry. Some people say it's bitter, some say it's astringent, but others say it's not bitter, it's not astringent, but it's a very special taste. In short, it's domineering. Others say that the tea of laobanzhang is also bitter and sweet, so what is the boundary between the bitter tea and sweet tea of laobanzhang? In fact, some friends who have a deep understanding of laobanzhang know that there are three tastes of laobanzhang. The ancient tree tea near Banpan in laobanzhang village is astringent, and the taste of the ancient tree tea in low altitude area is bitter. The comprehensive taste near laobanzhang tea king is relatively good, which is what we call the taste of laobanzhang is sweet. So the domineering old banzhang is represented by the ancient tree tea in the tea king land of old banzhang. The three flavors of laobanzhang are the taste of laobanzhang. Because whether it's the ancient tree tea near the old banzhang tea king land, the ancient tree tea at a lower altitude, or the ancient tree tea near the old banzhang village entrance, it's the old banzhang tea. They grow in the same environment, no matter from the climate, soil, water source, air humidity, there is not much difference, but because of the geographical location deviation, there are some differences in the taste of ancient tree tea in different areas. The ban Zhang Wang Puer Sheng tea made by Mr. Du Qiong Zhi in 2013 that I share with you today is full of fragrance at the entrance. The fragrance is highly soluble in the water, and the bitterness and astringency are shallow. After that light bitterness, it is sweet. The sweet return is fast and lasting, and the tea gas is strong. After drinking it, there will be some sweet back for a long time. It is rich in pectin. The tea soup is more thick and has texture. The soup is orange and bright. It is a scenery. It concentrates the beauty of nature into a cup of tea. If you want to taste this ban Zhang Wang, you can book it on my website: www.txs-tea.com
Living in Seattle for a bit, we were used to disappointment when purchasing teas online that were often stale relative to what we could purchase in our local International District.
This tea has been the exception. Very well balanced, appropriately stored and shipped oolong.