This very special Black Tea or Red Tea has a delightful and sumptuous fruity aroma with a gentle-sweet flavour that is combined with a very pleasant fruity palate which balances out the soft textures found in the taste.
Our Mogan Shan Black/Red Tea is produced by Mr. Zhao and his family on Mogan Mountain located in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province, China.
Mr. Zhao's tea plantation sits on top of the very beautiful Mogan Mountain amongst bamboo forests that are shrouded in mist and is served by natural clear spring water and water falls. The tea plantation is around 600 meters above sea level the average temperature is 15 degrees Celsius with humidity at around 80%. The soil is rich, soft, fertile and a little acidic; These super micro condition gives nutrition to the surrounding tea plants along with weather that is especially good for tea.
The old tea bushes that grow there have very strong and deep root systems. The top of the tea bushes are only cut once every two years so they have plenty of time and space to grow. Mr. Zhao has been adhering to bio-dynamic principles; meaning that, from start to finish, the tea is free from pesticides and chemicals and the bushes are irrigated with spring water and fertilised with grass and chicken manure.
Since the Tang Dynasty, the lush and green rolling hills of Mogan Shan have been famed for its high-grade tea harvesting. The famous writer Luyu, of the Tang Dynasty, praised the Mogan Shan tea in his famous book, The Classic of Tea, regular production of green tea (This area also produces Green and Yellow tea) in the Valley of Fairies, where Mr. Zhao’s tea plantation is located.