Harvested Spring 2020, in the first three days of March, this is a Rare Black Tea from Lincang, from over 200 year old trees in Yunnan Province. Capturing the senses, our Taoist Immortal is a fully oxidized bud, and small leaf pick— that starts with a gentle sweetness, hints of light malt, and finishes with light charcoal/ graham cracker, dark chocolate and honey. Though not fermented, this tea is a great digestif, with moderate to high caffeine, and strong cha qi. Ladder’s are used to take the early pickings from very high off the old trees, after which, the tea master takes charge, who has been producing this tea for over 50 years, and refined the level of skill in doing so.
Start at 188F, increasing slowly to 204F throughout the steeps.
5-8 second steeping for first infusion, adding +5 seconds per subsequent steeping, until the 5th steeping, then adding +20 seconds per subsequent steeping.