2012 Gao Jia Shan "Wild Tian Jian" in a Bamboo Basket
Brand: Gao Jia Shan
Wild Tian Jian from Yun Tai Mountains. This is the original An Hua tea varietal thats has grown in the mountains of Gao Jia Shan and Yun Tai Shan for centuries (maybe longer).
The tea after processing is not fully dried when it is then hand packed into the lovely hand-woven baskets. The compression is medium to light and allows for good aging.
The taste of the tea is complex with some molasses mineral sweetness, earthy (but not smoky) taste and a kind of aroma similar to a good oxidized oolong. Cha Qi is pleasant. With later steepings the complexity gradually fades leaving something sweet but never astringent or bitter.
1 kilogram of tea per basket
2012 harvest and production