The scent of this tea is greatly inviting. It’s very sweet and airy, so I can understand the poetic expressions of the “sweet dew” that comes to mind. I’m not one, however, for that kind of sweetness in tea, but I have to appreciate its subtle, light, and delicately sweet taste. It holds up well to multiple infusions (the second one was quite nice actually). It’s just not a tea I would order myself or drink very often.
Meng Ding Gan Lu
Gan Lu, which means “Sweet Dew”, is a very famous tea in China. Legend has it that the Gan Lu tea plant was first cultivated by the legendary Buddhist monk, Wu Li Zhen. After he achieved Nirvana, the locals around Meng Mountains nicknamed this tea “Xian Cha”, which means Tea of the Immortal.
Only the leaves picked in the misty peak areas of Mount Meng can be considered as true Meng Ding Gan Lu. Due to its limited supply and high demand, a lot of teas claiming to be Meng Ding Gan Lu are counterfiet. As our assurance to you, our Meng Ding Gan Lu comes with an anti-fake seal issued by China’s Quality Control Department (for 100 grams and above only).