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Meng Ding Gan Lu

Meng Ding Gan Lu

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Meng Ding Gan Lu is a green tea from the Mengding Mountain of Sichuan province. As one of Top Ten Chinese Famous Teas, this tea has a very long history. It's recorded to be the tribute tea to the imperial family in Tang Dynasty. Gan Lu literally means 'ho

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    Meng Ding Gan Lu is a green tea from the Mengshan Mountain of Sichuan province. It is one of Top Ten Chinese Famous Teas. Mengshan (蒙山) is one of the oldest places in China recorded to plant tea. Monk Wu Li Zhen (吴理真) was there to plant tea in around BC200. Later in Song Dynasty, he was officially memorized as Tea Ancestor (茶祖).and the tea garden he built was preserved and named as Imperial Tea garden (皇茶园). The tea produced in this garden was the tribute tea to the imperial family in all-through Song Dynasty. Gan Lu literally means 'honey rain' in Chinese. While actually it is a Chinese word originated from Sanskrit which means 'immortal'. In the past there were many temples in Mengding Mountain, and the monks were the pioneer to produce this tea. It's imaginable that they use Buddhism language to name this tea. The Top grade Meng Ding Gan Lu is made by the earliest single buds germinated in Spring. And the traditional processing of this tea is very onerous. Generally it needs three times of frying and three times of rolling. And charcoal heat is necessarily used to baking drying of this tea. The fine tea material of Megnshan and the exquisite processing make the tea very fruity flavor and tender pure sweet taste.

    The gate of Mengding (蒙顶 Peak of Mengshan)

    The ancient stone road to Imperial Tea Garden(皇茶园)


    Ancient Gan Lu spring well (甘露古井)

    Monk Wu Li Zhen, The pioneer tea planter in MengShan and the builder of Imperial Tea Garden (皇茶园)

    The stone house, Monk Wu Li Zhen ever lived in

    Imperial Tea Garden (皇茶园), the imperial stone tiger is still aggressively wacthing out the tea garden.

    The earliest germinating tea buds to make top grade Meng Ding Gan Lu

    The fresh buds and leaves were put on the ground in thin layer to slightly wither them.

    The traditional hand-made processing of Meng Ding Gan Lu is very refined and onerous. it requires very skilled work of the worker. and the daily output of worker is very limited, just 2-3 kiloes at maximum. Anyhow please remember the best quality tea is always hand-made one. The processing of Meng Ding Gan Lu is featured by three times frying and three times rolling (三炒三揉), and charcoal heat baking dry.

    The following is the whole hand-made processing steps.

    First time frying

    First time rolling

    Second time frying

    Second time rolling

    Third time frying

    Third time rolling

    Body shape making, just before the tea is almost dried and the leaves are still hot and soft, we use hand to make the tea body shape we want and bring out pekoe. Immediately after this processing the tea leaves is dried and the body shape is fixed.

    Traditional baking of Meng Ding Gan Lu by charcoal heating. As Chinese experienced, wooden charcoal heat always make better food than electric heating. 

    Around one kilo of tea was put on the surface of bamboo basket evenly in thin layer. Charcoal was burning under the basket, smoke is definitely prohibited.

    Wrapping up

    A hand-made Meng Ding Gan Lu product

    A brewing of Meng Ding Gan Lu

    This is the artistic tea brewing ceremony of Chinese Sichuan province.

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