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Wuyi Black - Wild Leaf

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Leaves were harvested from wild tea bushes – bushes beyond the boundaries of the surrounding tea farms and not under human cultivation. This tea is often referred to as “rock tea” as its grows in rocky, mineral-rich soils with a limited harvest quantity. The terroir gives this black its distinctive flavors we think you will enjoy. Harvested in early spring 2017, the leaves are sinewy, turning to a red-brown color with steeping.

Why we selected this lot. The fact it was grown wild without human hand was enticing and then, with tasting, it proved quite delicious. The leaves are well crafted creating a smooth, rich taste experience.

Interesting facts about this lot.   The pluck is consistent. The leaves are small as it was harvested early in April 2017. In processing the leaves are sorted, oxidized and then fired. The timing of the firing is what created this tea’s taste and aroma.  

Taste profile. The first taste is rich, dense in flavor. We find notes of cocoa mostly, some stone fruit. This tea has a real warming effect in its finish. Note the lingering sweet notes.

Brewing suggestions. This tea, like most blacks, is best with water at about 195-205 F. Use 3 grams or a rounded teaspoon of leaf for 8-12 ounces of spring/filtered water. Steep for 3 minutes.

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$28.00    per  
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B-WYB-5-7
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