The market is full of teas claiming to be "Bai Nian Lao Cong" (100 years old tree) Shui Xian. Most are a fraction of that, and this term is generally used with more than a little poetic license. We can't guarantee that these trees are over 100 years old either, but we can say that the quality of this tea stands out from the pack and really displays what lovers of old tree yancha call "Cong Wei" or old tree flavour - the character that comes out in yancha made from these really old trees.
This was a small batch produced in 2020 by Zhang Hui Chun, one of the 12 original people designated as Wuyi Da Hong Pao Inheritance masters. His tastes (like ours) tend towards the more traditional wuyi processing, so although he designates this as medium roast, it would be towards the heavier end of the roast by many other processors' standards. This was grown in Shui Lian Dong - in the centre of the Wuyi scenic area.
The taste is exquisitely pure, thick and deep in the throat, with flavours and aromas pleasantly lingering and transforming on the breath.
This is an excellent yancha and we're very pleased to be able to offer this.