Ban Zhang refers to a fish in the local dialect, likely referring to Ban Zhang’s geography. Tea from this area is known as the King of all Puerhs and is well respected for its cha qi, which refers to the feeling of energy from drinking tea. Along with Bing Dao, Ban Zhang teas demand incredible prices and are always in extraordinary demand. The cup has deep, bright yellowish infusion. The mouth-feel is full bodied with tremendous purity and complexity and the finish is long and continuously sweet. A great Ban Zhang Puerh demands attention and respect. Experiment with different brewing techniques to fully understand the greatness of this tea.
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