From the tea-forest: explore our 2020 harvest

Ancient Tea Trees Dianhong
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2020 Dianhong Red Tea - Ancient Trees

Regular price € 14.80 EUR
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A rare black tea, authentically prepared from 200-500 years old trees. Its color is dark orange with bright golden flares, and the taste is intense, long-lasting, and filled with the complexity that demonstrates the meticulous time that went into this wild, ancient plantation.

Harvested in Spring 2020

This is red tea at its utmost: premium quality leaves from ancient trees, entirely hand-processed to keep in as much of the flavors of century-old hidden trees of the forest.
We call it a meditation tea, rounded yet multifaceted, as the various steps of preparation involve different skills and multiple days in the mountain. Each step allows the age of these leaves' history to fully express, in a dark red intensity, the rings of the tree's big trunk, alive, statuesque, and wise.

We recommend very short infusions, starting with a 5-second rinse, and proceeding to infuse in accordance to your personal taste. Its hearty, robust leaves can hold 10 or 12 infusions without any problem.

It is available also in Wild Forest version.

Note: the formats indicated above are our standard signature packs. 
For other formats, please contact us at this email address. We will be pleased to fulfill all your requests.

Plantation altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Southwest-Yunnan, Lunan Mountain, Pasha
Flush: Spring 2020
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture

Infusion Parameters

EASTERN BREWING
Quantity: 
1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Rinse:
 before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with warm water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. 
Water temperature: 85° C
Number of brews: 12


WESTERN BREWING
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 3 minutes
Water temperature: 85° C

COLD BREW
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.