2019 harvest available! – the same trees, the same period of harvest but the roasting is little bit more gentle comparing to 2017, but similar level than 2018. Highly mineral and thick brew with typical “yan yun”. Wood, well baked bread, wild herbs with hints of dried fruit aroma and hint of pleasant flowery “dancong-like” aroma.

It’s a fresh tea, arrived here just after third roasting. Month by month it will be more complex and refined, when the roasting aroma will settle down. 

Excellent for long term storage. 

Mei Zhan is a quite rare tea cultivar in inner area of Wuyishan. This middle roasted tea is made from old bushes (more than 40 years old) growing in famous Hu Yuan Keng. Leaves are healthy, big and strong and make the most mineral yancha I have tasted during last few years. If you want to see what is famous yancha’s mineral taste called “yan yun” you should definitely brew this Meizhan. The mineral character comes out not only from cultivar character but mainly from a great terroir with volcanic soil and natural farming.

In the taste you will find: forest fruits, cocoa, nuts and some aromatic wood and herbs. Real treat!!!



Origin: Hu Yuan Keng, Zhengyan Protected Area, Wuyishan, Fujian, China.

Vintage: May 2019

Tea Varrietal: Mei Zhan

Age of tea trees: more than 40 year old

Temperature of water and amount of leaves: 100 C 6-7g/100ml.
Suggested brewing method: Yixing clay teapot or gaiwan of low capacity. First, you should pre-heat empty teapot/gaiwan and tea cups with boiling water. When the teapot is warmed, then you put the tea leaves in. After smelling hot and dry leaves in the pot, gently pour the boiling water to the pot.  First infusion should be very short- not more than 10 second. We suggest to increase brewing time for 5-10 seconds in each next brewing.

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30 g, 50 g, 100 g


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