Da Xue Shan Assamica Black Tea - 2 oz
This is a wonderful example of the wild, playfulness of Mengku teas from Lincang, Yunnan. Compare the difference in terroir in this tea from other Yunnan Hong cha and you will find less of the malty, chocolate notes and more bright, floral, jungle fruit, peppery flavors and aromas. First flush Assamica leaves laden with golden buds from 40 year old bushes present on the dry leaf with aromas of date, berries, and fresh sweet tobacco. The tea soup is dark amber, thick, mouthwatering and syrupy with a cacophony of floral, citrus, berry (cranberry!), pepper and wild flower honey notes. Bright, brisk, complex but not complicated, and rather exotic!