This delicious tea, rich in notes of cacao, dark fruit and oak, was handcrafted in a humble mountain facility. The buds and leaves are beautifully selected, the former covered in golden down. Octogenarian Wen Xin Zhou, patriarch of the village, is an avid daily drinker of this high altitude and low intensity agriculture tea.
TYPE BLACK TEA ORIGIN Qiao Ban Village, Zhejiang, China GPS 30.0°N 118.9°E ALT. 890m - 1300m TASTING NOTES Cacao | Dark Fruit | Oak
ABOUT THE GROWER
Wen Xing Zhou and his wife Zhan Zi Mei live in a remote village with no road access where they harvest leaves from semi-wild bushes that are 70-80 years old. The village lies high in the mountains, and the altitudes and cool weather produce a very small but highly prized yield of tea leaves each year. Despite approaching his eightieth year, Mr Wen insists on harvesting and processing all his teas by hand. The resulting teas are truly unique and some of the best we have ever tasted. This tea is specifically crafted for personal consumption by Mr. Zhou.
WATER 100º | 212ºF 70 - 110ml TEA 5 - 7g STEEP STYLE 5 -10 seconds | multiple steeps | Gong Fu Style EQUIPMENT Gaiwan or Yixing Teapot