2022 'Recombinator' Black Tea
A fresh spring ‘dian hong’ with a large proportion of buds in the picking, hand-rolled and sun-dried. Strong red-fruit fragrance, a balance of punchiness and smooth sweetness, and plenty of endurance. Once again, this tea is a joyful showcase of the qualities that make Yunnan tea so desirable to us—healthy, genetically diverse trees left to grow mixed amongst the lush forest, simple but well-executed processing, and a huge amount of resteepability. Brewed light this tea is quenching and soft; brewed heavier it’s rich, fruity and satisfying with none of the typical ‘black tea bite’ from excessive tannins.
The wrapper art was produced with an image courtesy of Alexander Holland, Jay Black, and Julian Rutten.
Spring 2022 material, 200g per compressed cake, with five cakes in each traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut/broken from 200g cakes and sealed into bags.