Hidden Spring - Old-growth Wild Shou Puerh – Menghai County, Yunnan 2009 - 2 oz
Hidden Spring consists of old-growth leaves compressed into bricks, revealing a quintessential winter tea. According to Chinese medicine, winter is the time of the water element, evoking images of a sequestered spring deep in the forest. This image corresponds perfectly with Hidden Spring in flavor, aroma and Qi. Underground aquifers percolate through earthen caverns, giving rise to hidden springs that emerge over wet stone. There is a quality in this tea of depth with a surface of brightness and structure. This dual quality can also be found in the Qi, at once grounding, uplifting and balancing.