Black River Mountain (Hei He Shan)
A well-made, ripe or "cooked", high-mountain Pu-erh, grown near the Vietnam border in Yunnan Province. The leaf appearance is a deep, rich brown-red color. Offers some earthiness but this tea is nuanced and its tastes have been well-shaped. The mix of bulky, thick leaves and odd stems works and creates a balanced taste. Flavor is even and mouth-filling. The finish is clean and smooth. Cups to a bright red-brown color. Lot is well-made and has been grown/processed to EU Standards for organic. Tea was made using a traditional process - "composting" the tea leaf. Tea was produced in 2016.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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Ripe, made with thick leaf and stems. Taste is nuanced.
EU certified organic.