A seasonal surprise!
Wild Black is harvested in the mountains on the coast of Fujian. In time, bushes and trees grow wild outside the boundaries of a farm or are carried by birds into new territory and germinate. This year's Wild Black grows beyond the boundaries of our supplier, Mr. Wen's tea farm. The tea was harvested early in April and crafted to a black. In tasting, we noted it is made to local customs of flavor.
Lot Notes. Most years, we meet with Mr. Wen in early April to visit and taste his new harvest offerings. Of the three black teas we sampled, this lot stood out given its distinct flavors. Lot is made in limited quantity, not for export.
Tea Facts. The origin of the local cultivar, Mei Zhan, is the Wuyi Mountains. The elevation of the pick was approx. 620 meters. Tea was plucked and processed in April 2023 to local customs for red tea.
Tasting Notes. Steeps malty rich and sweet. We find a sweet note of caramel or burnt sugar.
Brewing Suggestions. A round teaspoon or three grams 6-8 ounces of water at a water temperature of 195-205 F. Steep 2 minutes and enjoy.