Zheng Qi Tang, Spring 2018
Zheng Qi (正氣塘) can mean healthy environment. In Chinese Medicine it means vital energy, or directly upright Qi. Tang can mean broth or pond.
We are really excited to carry tea from this area. The tea gardens are deep in the mountain where the soil is red, producing tea leaves with a one of a kind taste and effect. They are almost spicy, producing a really warm feeling. The broth, even the raw leaf, causes the mouth to strongly salivate and the body to feel smooth.
The elevation of this area is 1,914 meters with trees ranging from 100 to 600 years old. This teacake is made of trees that are on average 300 years old. The highest areas in Zheng Qi Tang produce a powerful flavor with stronger bitter and astringent notes, with an equally powerful hui gan (returning sweetness). We tried various teas from the area and chose this 2018 tea for its depth in flavor and bod feel. Just after a few cups in can leaving you feeling deep in meditation.
Location: Zheng Qi Tang, Meng Ku, Lincang, Yunnan