This premium spring harvest of pure old tree black tea hails from Yunnan Province in China, where it is picked in the Mengku area of Lincang, which is renowned for its large established acreage of the finest mature tea trees.
This tea truly is aged to perfection, and picked by hand from large leafed branches. Carefully selected leaves and plump, succulent buds from a long established plantation at an altitude of over 1,200 meters are harvested and processed by experienced tea farmers in the traditional Gongfu tea making manner.
Producing a dense, thick tea liquor when steeped in hot water, Imperial Mengku Golden Buds has a deeply sweet floral aroma, with a rich and full bodied naturally sweet taste offering unmatchable smoothness and absolutely zero astringency. This flavor palate is one of the most distinctive characteristics of teas produced from the oldest and most mature trees, and the average age of the trees from which this tea is harvested is over 150 years old!