Banyan 半岩 literally means “middle rock”, and refers to the position of the tea trees, that grow on rocks situated at the outskirts of Wuyishan park, as opposed to Zhengyan 正岩, the trees growing in the very heart of Wuyishan, and Zhoucha 州茶, growing far away from the park.
Banyan area keeps the peculiar minerality of yancha, rock teas, but it is here much milder and enriched by a great botanic diversity: gardenias, magnolias, and dahlias mingle with fruity notes of ripe peaches and apricots. This surprising complexity is also due to the fact that the tea plants do not only grow among rocks, but they often share the rich soil with fruit trees, absorbing their nutrients.
Rougui is one of the most famous cultivars, thanks to its iconic spicy note that reminds the sweetness of cinnamon, which gives it its Chinese name. This Banyan Rougui undergoes a double roasting process, and it's the perfect tea for those who wish to be charmed by the world of rock teas, waiting to venture closer to the core of Wuyishan park.
Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian province Flush: Spring 2020 Format: 50 gr. signature package Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
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EASTERN BREWING Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 25 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 boiling water and pour it after a few seconds. Brewing time: Begin with a 10-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 100° C Number of brews: 5-6
WESTERN BREWING Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Water Temperature: 100°C Brewing time: 3 minutes
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.
All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
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