Notes on 2018 Autumn Laoshan Gongfu Black / Verdant Tea. . .

After three or four time of doing this, all within 2-3 minutes of steep time, I have realized my taste buds aren’t equipped to pick up all the subtle nuances of this tea.

There appears to be some malt and some interesting fruity undertones.

Maybe its because of this head cold? I’m not stuffed up but just feel a bit off.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy: Verdant Tea

This tea highlights Mr. He’s delicate and meticulous hand rolling and straightening technique developed in producing Pine Needle Green, but introducing traditional sun-oxidation to make a rich and deeply complex black tea. The result is Lashan’s most mineral-forward and complex black tea to date. This tea is fed by mountain spring water, picked by hand, and cultivated sustainably using traditional chemical-free farming techniques including growing rows of soybean between rows of tea to restore nitrates to the soil. The finished tea picks up the rocky minerality of the soil, and careful low temperature roasting brings out deep brown sugar sweetness.

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