The teas picked before April 5 (Qing Ming) are prized. This offering is from Fujian. The trees have been dormant all winter and this batch was made from the very first picking of the leaves. The aroma brings to mind grilled fruits and floral notes. Intriguing, subtle nuances will make you go for a second cup, just to get your head around what you are actually drinking. These teas from old wild trees have a certain "wildness" to them.
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,...