Black Tea 2023
A deep and foresty classic Yunnan black tea made from old-growth trees. The dynamic, changing flavor yields strange florals and fruits in later infusions, including powdery lilac, ylang-ylang, and notes of fresh apple.
- Tea Origin
- Jingmai Mountain, Lancang City, Yunnan Province, China
- Tea Bush
- Yunnan Dayezhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Heirloom Tea Tree)
- Tea Maker
- Gong Liping and Ran Yijun
- Harvest Time
- Late March
- Plucking Standard
- One bud, one leaf
This particular tea was made from high-quality leaf from prized Jingmai Mountain. Old-growth forest trees lend a unique depth and complexity to the flavor. The natural diversity of wildflowers that bloom in this region are thought to contribute a unique wildflower fragrance to the tea.
Yunnan Sun-Dried Black Tea
As the name suggests, Yunnan sun-dried black teas (sometimes called “sun-red”) mainly differ from traditional black teas in their drying. Instead of using an oven to quickly dry the tea after oxidation, the darkened leaves are spread thin to dry in the sun, often in a covered solarium. In the subtropical heat of Yunnan’s climate, the drying process only takes a day.
The resulting black tea has some characteristics in common with the sheng puer tea and Yunnan white tea that also originated in this province. It possesses the depth and complexity of a sheng puer with a hint of its greenness, the rich smoothness of a Yunnan white tea, as well as the rich floral, fruit, and sweet honey notes characteristic of black tea.
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