San Ceng Yun 三层云 is a small village southeast of Jinggu Town (the county seat) at an elevation of 1700 meters. In total there are about 15 households in this small village, with 8 household engaged in tea production. Our production is the entire of two households (the Yang and Zhang families), picked entirely from first flush spring harvested tea. The tea trees range from 40 to 150 years old and grow wild on a steep hillside above the village. The tea was picked and processed entirely by hand. No machines were used for kill-green or rolling.
San Ceng Yun tea is a balance of bitter and astringent with strong long-lasting after-taste. Aroma is floral with a vegetal pungency. Cha Qi is strong is dominating in nature. Being wild-grown in a bio-diverse environment gives this tea a pure un-adulterated energy and character. Excellent affordable tea that would be an excellent candidate for aging.
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
Wrapper design by Marichka Turanska
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
50 kilograms in total
Wrapper Illustration by Patrik Benedičič
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This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.