Origin: Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China
Description: This tea exemplifies China’s small farm tea culture. It was harvested in April 2021 from a slow-growing, high mountain varietal of Camellia sinensis known as Mei Zhan. This slower growing cultivar requires a skillful hand in processing and, as a result, is not widely offered in the tea industry. Hand crafting tea preserves and develops natural flavours that clarify the varietal specific tasting notes. The tea is grown at approximately 700 meters in the mountains just outside of the coastal city of Fuzhou on a tea farm that practices traditional, organic, farming methods (although is not Certified Organic).
Tasting Notes: The oxidized leaves unfurl to a clear amber liquor with a full-mouthed complexity of toasty, sweet, malty, fruity and vegetal flavours. Notes of semi-sweet chocolate, stone fruit, sweet grasses, molasses and toasted coconut sugar weave together. A clear, mineral sweetness lingers on the tongue long after the cup is drained.
Brewing Instructions: 3 grams (2 tsp) per cup. 90-95ºC water. Steep 2-3 minutes Drain the leaves between steeps and re-steep multiple times.
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