Ancient Forest Yunnan
Organic Black Tea
About This Tea
Rich and earthy with notes of cedar and honey
Bright, tending reddish
Country of Origin
Yunnan - China
This is my alternative go-to tea when I am looking for something with a little less bite, but full flavored. It has the distinctive Yunnan taste, without the tannin strength of an Assam. I put a splash of milk in it - no sweetener, and it makes a great AM tea. Lots golden tips...and quality has been very consistent.
This is a really nice tea. The mild notes of cedar smoke are complimented by a honeyed sweetness and slightly creamy mouthfeel. This tea is like a lightly peated single malt scotch, just smoky enough, but not nearly as smoky as Lapsang Souchong. Takes well to a little milk and sugar.
I love a strong tea with a rich flavor, and this tea never disappoints. The flavor is unique and so satisfying - "earthy" is right word for it. It is one of the two "must have" teas in my house.
At first sniff, you can smell how sweet this black tea is. It may appear like ordinary black loose leaf tea, however, the scent is what reveals this is a top shelf black tea. It is creamy and sweet and wields a powerful aroma. It reminds me of the highest quality of earl gray British black tea. Any tea which comes from the ancient tea plantation in the mountain's of Jingmai Mangjing is said to be like no other because the roots of the 1000 year old trees dig deep into the earth like Red Woods, and has the ability to absorb nutrients from the earth. And that is exactly what you taste when brewed. The scent remains and the taste is most reverent. Rich and flavorful, this black tea is rather dank.
This tea is so rich and inviting. The flavor reminds me of the flavor profile of a fine wine.