The trees that grew this tea are over 100 years old, covered in moss, growing wild at 1200-1400 meters in the nature reserve in the heart of the Wuyi Mountains. The trees are large, but the output is low and there are very specific requirements for the growing conditions that make this tea incredibly precious.
The tea has an amazing refreshing feeling. Its long leaves look like rock oolong, but its flavor is completely unique. It is like no other red tea I’ve tasted, with a flavor I can best describe as papaya, red wine, a hint of fresh leather and potato, that lingers and transforms into the juicy and round sweetness of a green honeydew melon.
Whereas some red tea can be brewed 2,3, or 5 times. This tea can easily be enjoyed for 10 or more infusions with boiling hot water, no problem. The century plus slow growth makes it resistant to high temperatures with a steady taste and energy that is mellow in vibe and strong in affect.
note: this is not a smoky lapsang.