Partially harvested from gardens in Shitouzhai as well as Banpoxinzhai, the ecologies from which these bush leaves come from are at an average altitude of 1600 meters (5250 feet), relatively high for bushes of its age (30-40 years old) in the region. Indeed this is not from the typical 台地茶 táidì chá "tableland tea" where for the sake of ease and convenience of harvest, the bushes growth are heavily subdued and manicured. These particular bushes enjoy a healthy ecological management that signifies less of an emphasis on short term cash cropping (or turning the material into cheap ripe tea), but more as an investment in a vision more similar to its 中树 Zhōng shù "middle tree" (~80 years old) and eventually 古树 Gǔ shù brethren. The resulting sheng cha is a solid Nannuo terroir experience at a very affordable price.
Read more about the producer of this tea (including an interview), and our selection of her Nannuo teas here.