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Old Tree Black Tea
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Type Black Tea
Origin Tongmu Masu, Wuyishan
Chinese 麻粟老枞红茶
Pinyin Másù lǎo cōng hóngchá
Year 2019
Harvest Spring

Old Tree Black Tea


Smooth, with good mineral flavor. Fragrance is mellow, and can remind you of the lichen and mosses that grow on old trees.

This is black tea produced from older trees kept in a wild style. The trees are allowed to grow largely as they wish getting much bigger than normal. The trees are different in two distinct ways. First since they are older trees the roots have reached past the upper soil into the rocks below and can access a broader mineral content than young trees; providing additional flavor complexity. Secondly the wild style trees are denser which provides a micro-climate influencing the lichen, leaves, and shading of the tree.

This old tree black tea comes from the village of Masu (麻粟) high in the mountains above Tongmu village, in Wuyishan City, China. The farms are small and located at an elevation of 1250 meters. The soil is very rocky and the clear cold streams fast flowing. The trees are said to be roughly 60 years old; although with matters of age it can be hard to verify the claims. I am satisfied and happy to offer this tea for your enjoyment.