The other side of tea

2021 Nanmei Gu Shu Hong Cha

9.50 28.50 

We are excited to say that finally, we have managed to get the tea from a small family manufacturer that we visited in 2018 during our trip to Yunnan. The tea was picked from the trees growing in the surroundings of Nanmei village in a semi-wild mountain garden. It is a handmade picked tea produced traditionally, dried in the sun “shai hong”, coming from the old trees. The tea leaves were formed into small eight-gram balls – Long Zhu (Dragon Balls). When brewed, the small balls unfold into beautiful big oxidated leaves. The infusion releases a very interesting mixture of dryness and lightness. A slight bitter base opens an accumulated blaze of tastes. You can find there a very pleasant grape peel, dry apricot, green apple, plain molasses sweetness, and bitterness of the nut. All of that is closing a final delicate aroma resembling smoked prunes. The tea is well balanced and filled with an enjoyable layer of tannins.

Harvest: Spring 2021
Origin: Nanmei, Lincang, Yunnan

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Description

Specification
Format: Small eight-gram balls – Long Zhu (Dragon Balls)
Typ: Hong Cha – sun-dried “shai hong”
Style: Contemporary
Origin: Nanmei, Lincang, Yunnan
Producer: Mr. Li
Plant: Old trees (gu shu)
Cultivar: Large leaf variety – Daye Zhong
Garden: Ancient
Harvest: Spring 2021

Tasting notes
The infusion releases a very interesting mixture of dryness and lightness. A slight bitter base opens an accumulated blaze of tastes. You can find there a very pleasant grape peel, dry apricot, green apple, plain molasses sweetness, and bitterness of the nut. All of that is closing a final delicate aroma resembling smoked prunes. The tea is well balanced and filled with an enjoyable layer of tannins.

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