"Sweet Dew Meng Ding" fabricated in the end of March 2017. This is the first crop harvested before the "Purity and Clarity" season, when the snow has not yet melted. In ancient times this particular tea was sent to the court of the emperor in honor of Qīngmíngjié (Tomb Sweeping Day), highlighting with a ceremony in the temple of the ancestors.
Since the VIII century the meng ding "Tea of the Immortals" had been included into the register of the imperial teas and since then‘d been regularly delivered to the court over the centuries. Today, you can notice the following inscription carved on the rock, next to the Imperial tea garden:
"Seven tea bushes, not yet born and not yet dead, take four liang – you ‘d become immortal"
Dried “Sweet Dew Meng Ding” looks like a tiny silvery-green fluffy buds. The flavour is fresh, grassy, with notes of plums and acacia. The brew is transparent with a very light hint of green and gold.
The bouquet of a ready-made tea is light, fresh, grassy-floral with a hint of lychee and pumpkin seeds. An excellent, delicate, spring flavour. The taste is very soft and silky, it is changing over the tea ceremony: at the beginning it is distinctly sweet, with subtle berry acidity, at the end - slightly astringent, turning into a juicy, refreshing aftertaste.
Brew it in a boiled water, cooled down to 85-90 ° C, in a porcelain or glazed ceramic gaiwan or a glassware. Proportion for a brew: 3 grams per 100 ml. Drink after a quick infusion, slowly increasing the exposure. It holds 7-8 brews.
Light, tender and delicate tea, filled with breath of life, spring and optimism.