No.118, Meng Ding Gan Lu

                  Spring Greens ~ Chestnut ~ Asparagus 

Lovely, fresh and tender, Meng Ding Gan Lu ("sweet dew") is grown in the lush Meng Ding Mountains of the southwestern province of Sichuan where it has been cultivated for over a thousand years. The area is also well-known for it's beloved local residents, the panda.  

Harvested in early March, Meng Ding is an aromatic green tea with prominent notes of asparagus, steamed, spring greens and chestnut.                         

Harvest Date: Sichuan Province, China, 2016

Picking Standard: mostly buds, with some buds and 1 leaf

Brewing Instructions: 

  • 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water  
  • 175ºF/80ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.)  
  • Brew 4-6 minutes  
  • Good for 4-5 infusions