Wild Black

Seasonal surprise, malty-rich, clean & sweet

The spring harvest in China offers surprising new flavors and, in cases, a new variety of tea. Crafted to accentuate the natural taste properties of the leaf, the farmer creates a new ofering for lovers of tea. Wild Black is one of these seasonal surprises. Lot # WF1.

Lot Notes. Wild Black was cultivated on a family farm in near the town Nan Yan, in FuAn. Farmers are 2nd generation following their father's start. Tea was harvested in March 2021. A rich, full-bodied variety made from the Da Bai or "Big White" cultivar. Leaf appearance is thin, uniform and elegant.

Tea Facts. The cultivar is Da Bai or "Big White" as this is the dominate bush in the area. Elevation of the plot is approximately 620 meters. 

Taste Notes. Steeps to a malty-rich, clean sweetness. Cup liquor is bright, yellow-red and clear. Some note of burnt sugar. Note the lingering finish – both sweet and warming.   

Brewing Suggestions. One round teaspoon or 3 grams for 7-8 ounces of water at a temperature of 195-205 F.  Steep for 2 minutes and we found a sweet, full-bodied liquor.  

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  • 5
    One of my favorite

    Posted by Kevin Convy on 3rd Nov 2021

    This is one of my favorite reasonably priced Silk Road black teas. I will get it as long as it is available. To me it has a wide flavor spectrum and aroma, a very enjoyable tea!