High quality picking from old tea trees in Yunnan, this material usually destined for puerh since demand is so high. We specially commission it as a black tea because it has a rich, clean broth and ages well. The tea was finished in the traditional method, over a wood fire, so you may notice a very light smokiness akin to some traditionally processed puerh. Good quantity of furry golden buds mixed into slender mature leaves.
Notes of lychee, malt and angelica that typify Yunnan golden bud black tea, or Dian Hong. Broth is full and coats the mouth. A balanced, clean and comforting example that we are proud to share.
This tea will continue to deepen and become more rich with age. We like to drink this tea fresh, however a year or two after harvest it is excellent.
- Harvest : Spring 2022
- Cultivar : Big Leaf Assamica (大葉種)