The impressive Fanjing Shan is the highest peak of the Wuling mountain range as well as an important holy mountain in Chinese buddhism where one can allegedly come closer to the future Maitreya Buddha. The mountain and surrounding region belong to one of the oldest nature reserves and are a UNESCO world heritage site. The small tea farm is located on the border of the nature reserve in a village inhabited mostly by an ethnic minority. The mild climate as well as protective forests are conducive to both tea and subsistence farming.
The large-leafed da bai cultivar, which comes from Fuding and is often used for white tea, lends the tea its especially full and revitalising character.
This tea is not oxidised. Directly after harvest the leaves are carefully roasted in a pan for 5 minutes (chao qing 炒青). Then the leaves are rolled until they achieve the desired "mountain peak" form (mao feng 毛峰). Thereafter they are roasted for 10 minutes in an oven and then laid out for final selection.
This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Fanjing Shan. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.