Mansa Tea Mountain in Mengla County, XishuangBanna

Mansa(曼洒) is located in Manla Township(曼腊乡) of Mengla County(勐腊县), bordering Laos(老挝) in the east, adjacent to Xiangming(象明) and Yiwu Township(易武乡) in the southwest, and bordering Jinghong(景洪) and Jiangcheng(江城) counties in the back, with a total area of 607 square kilometers. Manla is a place name of Dai language, “man” means village, “la” means tea, and “Manla” is the meaning of tea village.

Chinese Name: 曼洒山普洱茶区
English Name: Mansa Tea Mountain in Mengla County, XishuangBanna

Mansa Tea Mountain(曼洒茶山) includes Mannai(曼乃), Manla(曼腊), Mansa (曼洒)and other village committees, and has a similar history of development with Yiwu Tea Mountain. Mansa Village is the center of the ancient tea mountain.  From the Chawangshu Village(茶王树寨) in the south and Mansa Village(曼洒寨) in the west to Mannai Village(曼乃寨) in the north and Heishuiliangzi(黑水梁子) in the east, all are tea mountains, and the annual output of tea has reached more than 70 tons.

It is worth mentioning that there is an ancient tea tree with the height of 23.5m and the age of about 500 years in the Duoyishu Mountain(多依树山) of Yangjiazhai(杨家寨) in Mansa Village(曼洒村), which is the highest wild cultivated type tea tree (Puer Tea species)found in the world today. If you are interested in tea culture travel, Mansa Tea Mountain is a good choice.

Translated by Dianna Zhou/周晓畋