This is a fully handmade TieLuoHan yancha from Gui Dong Keng.
In Wuyi the trend amongst many farmers is to make lighter oxidation and lighter roast yancha that can be sold more quickly. We've found it difficult to source some more traditionally processed yancha and have been searching for several years for farmers who will make high end tea in this manner.
We're very happy to be able to offer this Tie Luo Han. It is fully handmade and comes from Gui Dong Keng - a location in the heart of the Wuyi protected area. Guidong is a shady area and these trees are around 40-50 years old. The full yearly production of this tea is only 15kg.
The farmer waited 2 years before offering this for sale to let the charcoal roast subside and mellow. The oxidation of the tea is enough, so that the ripe fruit flavours can emerge and be in harmony with the roast.
Unfortunately such high end yancha is expensive these day. We realise that not everyone will be able to afford these teas, but we wanted to make them available for drinkers who seek out such teas both for personal enjoyment and for educational purposes.