Baiya Qilan 2020 Spring
This Baiya Qilan is from a grove of semi wild tea trees at 900m elevation that were planted in the 1970’s but have since been abandoned. No pesticides or fertilizers are sprayed; the trees grow on their own, unattended and with minimal human intervention.
The tea is made by Chen Huobing. He has been making oolongs from his hometown for three decades. It is roasted slowly over longan charcoal for 20 hours. The result is a tea that is balanced and complex, with a depth and richness that speaks of the age of the trees and masterful processing.
Tasting notes of toasted rice, sugarcane molasses, and ripe apricots. Lingering notes of fresh lychee and longan on the palate.