This is unsmoked Lapsang coming from Tong Mu Quan village in Fujian. It’s harvested and processed within the reserve (Zheng Shan), where it was first made around 400 years ago.
We have chosen this tea because of how balanced it is, its incredibly smooth golden-orange liquor, very fruity profile and nice thickness with long lasting aftertaste. I found notes of this tea particularly interesting with upfront melon, longan fruit, pear and bright wood bringing a lot of sweetness and juiciness, that is accentuated by barely noticeable touch of salt like minerality. Tea is coating entire mouth, top of throat and comes back with fruity aftertaste bearing touch of herbs and sweet yoghurt like creaminess.
Rich and deeply satisfying this tea have quickly won our hearts. Drinking it is deeply relaxing, perhaps even intoxicating. I can see myself drinking it after a meal or instead of desert. Of course it’s perfect on its own, and it’s one of those teas that you can drink all day long and never have enough of.
Season - Summer
Picking - Up to four leaves
Processing - Fully handmade
Elevation - 1200-1500m