Manoir is an old cantonment which locate approximately 2000 meter above sea level, its old tea tree has more than 400 years of age. There are few notable natives who lives around here from the ancient until today, around 200 families grounded here and most of them had their own tea trees.
Back to around 70-80 years ago, Manoir was a busy crowded village until its Buddhist temple was demolished in 1958. After the temple is demolished, the peoples and pilgrimage here were getting lesser. Having a long quite moment, the road became silent, horse cart has reduced. The amount of peoples buying tea from here reduced. Local villagers has to chop of the tea tree to plant other food for livings, many old tea tree were damaged during this period, from 2000 plus acre to 1000 acre old tea tree area, most of the tree were not centralize as an forest but growing around the entire cantonment. Slowly, people had forgotten about this cantonment’s tea, and the old trees lying here silently deep in the mountains. That is one of the reason Tacha founded that the tea leaves from this area we selected having a very strong characteristic of our early barren tea forest’s tea, it has a long and rich stems with a fat shoots.
Manoir located at the northern part of MengHai District, around 100Km from the MengHai City, going along LanChang River, till SiMao entering Sipsongpanna, MengWang Village, here locate Manoir. Early spring’s tea tree, has a refreshing natural mineral saltiness, obvious mellow odours, from the tea we are able to feels the freshness of the minerals. The tea is rich and gives a strong after taste with a glance of sweetness.
Here’s the interesting fact about Manoir, it has a strong after taste which brings along a rich sweetness, note into the pitcher of the tea, you may notice its first brew gives you a strong odours of the natural minerals. In the second brew, you might notice the smells that stays in the pitcher has changes into a rich sweet odour. While goes to the 3 brew, you can taste the richness of the tea with pectin of the early spring harvested tea leaves.