Ancient Red Tea (1,000 Yr Old Tree), Spring 2019, Tea Master Su Shumei, Liupao Village

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Ancient Red Tea (1,000 Yr Old Tree), Spring 2019, Tea Master Su Shumei, Liupao Village

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Aroma/Color/Taste:  This is from a 1,000 year old wild tea tree and thereby proudly carries the name “ancient”. A gift from the tea gods. It is referred to as red tea in China, but better known as a black tea in the U.S.

The fragrance alone will waken your senses and delight your soul. This red tea from Liupao has an amazing fruity fragrance and fruity sweet taste that is smooth, rich and lingering. A very clean taste from such an old tree. With each infusion the tea liquor will deepen and change color. It is a post fermented tea and only the first one or two buds are used. The Qi from this tea is astounding. So healthy. This tea can be held and aged like a fine wine.

Location: High in the mountains amongst the streams where the sunshine is short with year round mist and fertile soil. Liupao Village, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Province in southern China.

Made by:  Tea Master and owner, Su Shumei.


Brews & Steeping:  Bring the water to a rolling boil.  Wait for the bubbling water to settle.  Pour off the first infusion to open the leaves.  For first drink, infuse for 3 seconds, pour and enjoy.  This tea can make 10-15 infusions.  Increase steep time only slightly longer as you reach the final infusions.  You'll know by the color and taste of the tea, when it has been exhausted.  We recommend using a small thick clay teapot and spring or filtered water.  Fill about 1/3 of your teapot or gaiwan with the leaves.

Our teas are packed and shipped with eco friendly packaging.

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