The most unusual offering of our early spring teas (before Qing Ming, April 5) and a bit of a splurge. From Enshi in Hubei province, this tea is complex with notes of fried fruit and violets. All teas owe their character to the particular place where they grow. Altitude, fog, rains, and soil all have a part in the finished product. Precision in processing yields layers of taste sensations in this particular tea.
Ingredients: China black tea
Picked very early, before Qing Ming (China's annual festival on April 5, marking the first day of spring) from the cultivar, Jin Mudan/Gold Peony. The cultivar was originally from Fujian...
Try this for your first pot of tea in the morning. It is somewhat quiet, really good for slowly waking up. Leaves are big, carefully rolled, suggest brewing at 205,...