Pasha Mountain "Large Leaf Assamica" Black Tea
Our Autumn Pasha Black tea is from old plantation bushes growing at an altitude of about 1650 meters, making it one of the highest altitude teas in Xishuangbanna. Pasha tea has pronounced hairy buds and thick veined leaves. Our Pasha tea was picked in the 1 leaf to 1 bud ratio style as is typical of the area.
After picking, the tea was expertly processed into this beautiful black tea! Being large leaf assamica varietal (which is typically processed into pu-erh tea), the tea has a robust full taste, but can be subtle in earlier brews, and benefits from being pushed a bit (and likes hotter water). Like pu-erh tea, this tea benefits from a bit of aging.
Area: Pasha Mountain area of Menghai County, Xishuangbanna
About Pasha Mountain:
Pasha in the Aini language means tall and straight forest. According to local people, Pusha was settled more than 300 years ago by people from the Jinghong and Damenglong area of Xishuangbanna. At that time this area had no villages or cultivated land within 10 kilometers and was dominated by vast mountains filled with giant ancient tea trees. The Aini people, through foresight and diligent work,created their home on this land, relying on tea to earn a living. Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain is located in Menghai county to the Southwest of Gelanghe tea mountain. The highest elevation is 1850 meters, with an average of 1700 meters (the same as Lao Banzhang mountain). There are currently around 1000 acres of tea under cultivation. One hundred thirty years ago, the current Banzhang settlement was founded by residents of Pasha who moved there to cultivate tea. Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain is shrouded in fog year-round and features abundant rainfall. The tea producing area lies between 1600 and 1800m elevation and is in an area of luxuriant growth with rich ground cover and fertile soil. Tea tree growth is extremely productive, with an early budding period and long harvest periods,producing large healthy tea leaves with striking silver tips -- excellent quality tea. Pasha organic arbor tea is made from selected ancient arbor leaves grown at an elevation of 1700 meters on Pasha Ancient Tea Mountain in Menghai county.
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