I made a cup of this tea this afternoon and managed to get my Emo-feeling self to write a blog post. The tea was terrific, anyway!
Flavor Profile:Full-bodied chestnut aroma with a hint of smokiness. Golden brew with a mellow, lingering, nutty and vegetal flavor.
Ingredients: White Tea Leaves.
Ningde is nestled between the mountains and the ocean in the northeastern corner of China’s Fujian province. The region is also known as Min Dong in reference to the ancient Min culture of southeastern China.
The region is full of wild mountains and lushly forested hilltops that lookout over emerald tea gardens and intricately terraced slopes and valleys. Tea has been growing in Ningde for centuries and long green and white tea making traditions continue to this day.
The flavor of Ningde teas can vary drastically depending on their proximity to the coast or inland mountains. This tea was grown on a high elevation mountain further inland and has a characteristic clean, clear aroma and taste.
Using a “Fu Yun” leaf varietal, Imperial White is made by withering the tea indoors for several hours and air-drying in special rotating tea ovens. No rolling or bruising of the leaf is performed.
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