Abandoned Garden White
Mr. Jiang was a shepherd by trade, born and raised in Zhenghe. Years ago, while out wandering with his flock, he happened upon an overgrown tea garden. The arbor was planted during the 1950s and had long since been abandoned. Without tending, the trees had grown feral, beginning to meld back into the forest landscape. Knowing the region’s proud tea legacy, Jiang asked Mr. Shu, a local processor, to help reclaim the plot. The result is the beauty of following intuition. Pristine ecology, loamy, rocky soils and organic cultivation make for a superb theaculture. A nearby waterfall blankets the arbor in mist, providing cool air currents optimal for outdoor withering. Notes of fennel, cinnamon bark and tangerine skin.
Region: Zhenghe, Fujian, China
Variety: Cai Cha / Fu'an Da Bai (Sexually propagated, feral garden)
Harvest Date: 4/2/2021
Producer: Mr. Jiang (farmer), Mr. Shu (production lead)
Brewing Recommendation: 5g | 340ml water | 185° | 3:00