2011 Bai Sha Xi "Basket Tian Jian" from Hunan
Aged to perfection Tian Jian from Bai Sha Xi! This is the original An Hua tea varietal that has grown in the mountains of An Hua county 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 and a light tobacco smoke and sweet mushroom broth character.
This is a near perfect Tian Jian and a great example of what an aged Tian Jian should taste like!
1 kilogram of tea per basket (if you want the whole basket please order the "1 Basket - 1 Kilogram) option!
2011 harvest and production
About the producer:
Bai Sha Xi Tea Factory in An Hua County of Hunan is the earliest producer of "Dark Tea" (hei cha) in Hunan and the first to produce the Golden Flower bricks in China. Bai Sha Xi was established in 1940 to product Hei Cha bricks, then in 1953 they produced the first Fu Brick with Golden Flowers.