Banzhang Golden Leaves comes from Banzhang (班章), a small area on Bulangshan (布朗山), a puer mountain famous for its wondrous old trees.
As its name, golden leaves (黄金叶, huangjin ye) suggests, the tea mostly consists of bigger, more mature leaves, the colour of which has already turned into a fine golden-yellow hue—hence its name. These teas—also referred to as huangpians (黄片)—are tend to have somewhat softer and more balanced character. It has a smooth and youthful taste with a nice floweriness to it. A kind and lightsome tea showing a great promise with long-term ageing.
Xin Banzhang (新班章) and the historic Lao Banzhang (老班章) are located on Bulangshan (布朗山) in southwest Xishuangbanna (西双版纳). The first record on the tea production of this village can be traced back to as early as the 15th century. Banzhang and the Bulang mountain is resided by minorities known as the Bulang tribe. For generations, these people has been producing tea in the mountains. Thanks to this tradition, their teas have a unique touch scarcely to be found anywhere else.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150 ml.
Water temperature: 90ºC. From fresh, spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 5-10 seconds