2017 Old Tree Mei Zhan Wuyi Yancha
This is a small production of old Mei Zhan bushes growing in Zhu Ke. The trees are approx 50-60 years old, which is relatively old for Wuyi tea bushes other than Shui Xian.
This tea has been had kill green in a wood fire heated drum, with machine rolling and charcoal roasted.
This tea has been processed in the traditional style, with greater oxidation and stronger charcoal roast than is common for an increasing number of Wuyi tea farmers who prefer to sell their tea more quickly. We have found this stronger oxidation and stronger roast teas to age much better in the medium-long term.
The leaves are uniform in size and have a deep fruity flavour and good depth in the throat. The roast has started to subside, but will continue over the coming years. It can be drunk now, or stored to age for the future.