Orgin: Wenshan, Maguan, Yunnan Province
Harvest: 2022 spring before the Qingming Festival (Ming Qian), tender 1 sprout and one leaves of original ancient Maguan tea trees (Camellia makuanica Chang et Tang)
- dry tea strips are thick and sturdy, lustrous brownish black color with golden hair
- tea soup is brownish red and clear
- sweet and pure fragrances
- smooth and sweet sweet tastes
- wet tea is consistent brownish red, fat and thick
Maguan tea, Camellia makuanica Chang et Tang, produced in Maguan, Yunnan Province, is a kind of camellia plant. It can be made into tea. Maguan tea grows in the mountain sparse forest at an altitude of 1720 meters. Tea likes to grow in subtropical and tropical areas. The climate type of Maguan County is across north tropics, south subtropics, middle subtropics and North subtropics, which is suitable for tea growth.
The kind of teas could be called High Mountian Tea 高山茶, the tea fields’ height above sea level must be higher than 800 meters. Comparing with other teas growing at lower see levels, high mountian teas are much more special: first, high mountian tea’s tastes are more clear and sweet, because of strong root systems, high mountain tea plants could absorb more mineral substances and nutrients; Second, high mountian tea’s textures are more smooth and soft, since high mountains surround all the year round with cloud and mist, high humidities, rich diffusion lights and big differences in temperature between the day and the night are optimal for tea plants to produce some desirable compounds; Third, high mountian tea’s liquid is more clear and bright, because lights on high mountains are mainly blue-purple lights, which could restrain undesirable compounds to produce; Fourth, high mountian green tea‘s fragrances are much higher, longer daylight hours and relative lower temperatures are good for fresh leaves to produce aromatic compounds.