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Charcoal Roasted Tieguanyin

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Picked and processed by hand in the small village of Xi Ping in Anxi, this expertly-crafted Tieguanyin is a perfect representation of the depth and complexity this tea can offer.  This is an aged tea, plucked in the spring and roasted periodically over hot charcoal in bamboo baskets over the course of 6 years.  The tea was harvested in 2016 and finished for us in 2021. The dried leaf gives off hints of toasted biscuits and soft magnolia blossoms.  Once steeped, it exudes baked goods while preserving the underlying freshness of the green leaf.  The mouthfeel is full bodied and silky and the flavor is crisp, sweet and warming with an herbaceous note reminiscent of squash blossoms.  The warming sensation stays in your mouth and throat urges you to take another sip. 

The leaf itself is medium-oxidized and plucked from old Tieguanyin plants that have been in the family for generations.  The soil it grows in is rich with minerals which add to the depth and roundness of the flavor.  Only a small quantity is available annually.  

Harvest: 2021
Origin: Anxi, China



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