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Wild Assam

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Wild Assam

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During our trip to Taiwan we made many new friends in the Nantou region, including the source of this heirloom or "Wild" Assam no. 8 black. The Taiwanese Tea Research and Extension Station (TRES) planted this variety from Assam on the shores of Sun Moon Lake, most similar in latitude and terroir to their origin and have been expertly cultivating the plants ever since. This Wild Assam goes through a soft breeze withering followed by a slow and low baking process over the course of two days coaxing notes of cotton candy, baked grains and marshmallow.

Notes of Cotton Candy, Baked Grains, and Marshmallow.