A small tea plantation nestled on the slopes of a Yiwu mountain in Xishuangbanna grants us this tea cake, produced from ancient tea trees, some up to 300 years old! Though harvested in the spring, the wet leaves may remind one more of autumn orchards: pungent and earthy, yielding a soft, balanced brew, the fruity texture of persimmon exudes the scent of roasted wheat with a touch of smokiness, like the Middle Eastern freekeh. Depending on the steeping temperature, the tea drinker can freely choose between a mild, balanced tea, and one with brazen base notes for that feel of the pastoral.
- ORIGIN: Yiwu, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
- CULTIVAR: Da Ye Zhong
- HARVEST TIME: Spring 2019
- TASTE: Earthy, persimmon, wheat