Ancient Tree Tea

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This is the most extraordinary tea we've tasted in several years!  Sourced from trees averaging over 100 years, this tea is harvested only once a year and has natural notes of juicy baked plum!

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  • 2 heaping tsp per 8 oz of water, 212°F, 4-5 min

    • Unlike tea sourced from a monoculture tea plantation, this tea comes from tea trees grown in a bio-diverse region with an elevation ranging between 4,500 - 6,000 ft. 
    • The rich bio-diversity of this region impacts the natural and complex flavor of this tea.
    • From the Lincang region of China's Yunnan Province.
    • Although this tea is a fully oxidized black tea, it reminds us of fruit forward Dan Cong tea cultivars from Guangdong Province in China.  
    • Drink this tea without milk to fully enjoy the amazing complexity within each cup
    • Unlike this tea, which is sourced from tea trees, most tea comes from tea plants continually trimmed (or topped) to maintain a height of between 3-4 ft. What happens when a tea plant isn't continually pruned?  The plant becomes a tree. The source for this tea comes from tea trees between 40-80 ft. in height!
    • Buttery croissant
    • Buttered multi-grain toast
    • Roasted duck.
    • Oatmeal with toasted almonds and raisins
    • Mushroom risotto
    • Wild or brown rice
    • Mac and cheese
    • Mild cheddar, Gouda or Gruyere cheese
    • Lighter cream-based desserts
  • China, Yunnan Province black tea: 100%

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