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Spirit Red

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When walking around the Wuyi region one of the first things you notice is the iron-rich, red soil that the trees absorb nutrients from. Teas in this region are known collectively as "Yan Cha" or "Rock Tea" and feature a mineral rich mouthfeel and flavor profiles ranging from stone fruit to high florals. Our friends the Zhou family found a grove of Qi Zhong, a regional heirloom, growing feral in the small village near their plantation in Tongmu. The processing is in the traditional "Bohea" style where the leaves are picked withered rolled and dried and delicately smoked over pine wood.  The tea taste features heavy floral aromatics and a light delicate body, with a bright orange liquor. 

Region: Tongmu, Fujian, China

Variety: Qi Zhong / Mixed Heritage (Cai Cha dominant)

Elevation: 1200 meters above sea level

Harvest Date: March 30, 2018

Producer: Zhou Family

Brewing Recommendation: 

5g tea | 340ml water | 205F | 2 minutes