Rocky Black 2019
Made by Mr. Fan, nickname Hunter. Mr. Fan accidentally discovered the mountain full of wild and abandoned tea trees in 2009 while hunting for wild boars that were wreaking havoc for local farmers.
This is a wild foraged tea - the leaves are foraged in late spring on the wild mountain, 1000m above sea level, from a mutated varietal of the “small leaf varietal cai cha” cultivar that is native to the Zhenghe region. Its smaller size yields a more intense flavor. This mutated varietal is unique in the sense that when new leaves grow, it does not form a bud; instead, two small leaves emerge simultaneously in its place.
Exceptionally sweet, nutty and complex black tea with woody and mineral notes. On the palate, notes of sweet jujubes, bourbon and sandalwood.
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|Steep time||10 - 60 sec|
|No. of infusions||10