2009 Gao Jia Shan "Wild Tian Jian" in a Bamboo Basket
Wild Tian Jian from Yun Tai Mountains. This is the original An Hua tea varietal that's has grown in the mountains of Gao Jia Shan and Yun Tai Shan for centuries (maybe longer).
The tea after processing is not fully dried when it is then hand packed into the lovely hand-woven baskets. The compression is medium to light and allows for good aging. The taste of the tea is complex with some molasses mineral sweetness, earthy (but not smoky) taste and a kind of aroma similar to a good oxidized oolong. Cha Qi is pleasant. With later steeps the complexity gradually fades leaving something sweet but never astringent or bitter.
The 2009 version of this tea is quite aged and has a deep orange-red tea soup with plenty of thick juicy sweetness. Very textured malty experience!
1 kilogram of tea per basket (if you want the whole basket please order the "1 Basket - 1 Kilogram) option!
2009 harvest and production
We also sell a very tasty 2012 version of this tea here! Check out the reviews on that!
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