I may or may not be posting these before they are released for Steepster people to get first dibs…Who knows… ;)

About the Tea
Ailaoshan Black Tea is one of the most breathtaking teas I have had the chance to indulge in. This tea is grown at over 2000 meters above sea level and shrouded in warm mist nearly year-round. It is harvested from tea bushes that have been cultivated on the edge of one of the most diverse subtropical ecosystems in the world — The Ailao Mountains (Ailaoshan) Nature Preserve. This nature preserve is home to at least 550 plant species and 460 animal species, including the black gibbon and bengal tiger.

Harvested in mid-spring of each year, Ailaoshan Black Tea is carefully processed and carries a warm aroma of toasted cocoa and caramelized plum. At first taste, a range of fruit notes can be identified amongst the delicious cocoa and caramel undertones. The most noticible fruit note is that of caramelized plum, followed shortly by a mix of black currant and longan fruit. A savory quality is experienced at mid-sip as well as in the aftertaste, and salted caramel with a hint of roasted fruit lingers on past the last sip. This is a truly memorable cup of tea and will please any connoisseur of rare and extraordinary black teas!

Harvest
March 2014

Notes
Toasted Cocoa
Caramelized Plum
Black Currant
Longan Fruit
Salted Caramel

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1/2 tablespoon of leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes.
2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd infusion: 8 minutes

http://whisperingpinestea.com/ailaoshan-black.html

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Plums

MzPriss

And this one too….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I’m trying REALLY hard to stop drinking this one!

MzPriss

I just ordered some. Send it SOON please and thank you (although you are GREAT about that) :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Got your order! It’s being packaged right now and will ship tomorrow :) Thanks! I’m excited to hear what you think about these! :D

MzPriss

I’m actually looking way more forward to trying this one than I am the white one. I’m on the fence with whites. But the white one was oxidized in moonlight and malt and sweet, so I need to try that.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

The white is ridiculously good. It’s so sweet and thick and just so perfectly delicious. It’s the kind of tea that is so good you just gulp it down :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

But the Ailaoshan black…I can’t begin to describe how much I love it. It was instantly my favorite black tea from the first sip. It’s so fruity and perfect. Also FANTASTIC iced!

Nicole

This sounds great.

Veronica

I need this tea in my life.

MzPriss

sooooooo WPTC – I just steeped up the sample of this. And um, yeah. Its very very nice. Cocoa and caramel, its lively but its not “brisk” which (to me) would not be a good thing. I’m way way glad I ordered some of this.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D excited to see a full review! And the other teas you got as well!

MzPriss

I just added the others to my cupboard. Well the ones I got yesterday – not the ones that are still on their way. I think I underleafed this one just slightly but it was GOOD

MzPriss

Oh and I just added the Imperial Gold Bud to the list on here but I got a new mac and I can’t figure out to grab pics so you might want to add the picture to it.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Imperial Gold Bud is already up, under the name Imperial Gold Bud Dian Hong

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ahh, looks like I had forgotten to change “black tea” to “Dian Hong”. When you review that, make sure to review under the dian hong one please :)

MzPriss

ok. i just couldnt find it and i re-did it apparently. and i added a pic cause i figured out how to make right click work on my mac

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MzPriss

And this one too….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I’m trying REALLY hard to stop drinking this one!

MzPriss

I just ordered some. Send it SOON please and thank you (although you are GREAT about that) :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Got your order! It’s being packaged right now and will ship tomorrow :) Thanks! I’m excited to hear what you think about these! :D

MzPriss

I’m actually looking way more forward to trying this one than I am the white one. I’m on the fence with whites. But the white one was oxidized in moonlight and malt and sweet, so I need to try that.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

The white is ridiculously good. It’s so sweet and thick and just so perfectly delicious. It’s the kind of tea that is so good you just gulp it down :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

But the Ailaoshan black…I can’t begin to describe how much I love it. It was instantly my favorite black tea from the first sip. It’s so fruity and perfect. Also FANTASTIC iced!

Nicole

This sounds great.

Veronica

I need this tea in my life.

MzPriss

sooooooo WPTC – I just steeped up the sample of this. And um, yeah. Its very very nice. Cocoa and caramel, its lively but its not “brisk” which (to me) would not be a good thing. I’m way way glad I ordered some of this.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D excited to see a full review! And the other teas you got as well!

MzPriss

I just added the others to my cupboard. Well the ones I got yesterday – not the ones that are still on their way. I think I underleafed this one just slightly but it was GOOD

MzPriss

Oh and I just added the Imperial Gold Bud to the list on here but I got a new mac and I can’t figure out to grab pics so you might want to add the picture to it.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Imperial Gold Bud is already up, under the name Imperial Gold Bud Dian Hong

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ahh, looks like I had forgotten to change “black tea” to “Dian Hong”. When you review that, make sure to review under the dian hong one please :)

MzPriss

ok. i just couldnt find it and i re-did it apparently. and i added a pic cause i figured out how to make right click work on my mac

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