NEW Groundless – Old Growth Dian Hong Red Tea – Menghai, Yunnan 2019 - 70 g.
Malty, clean melon, bright mild astringency, strong, and exquisite bittersweet balance, Groundless captures the sought-after flavors of the best Yunnan Red Tea. Harvested from Old-growth Yunnan trees ranging from 200-350 years old and grown at roughly 2000 meters. The old tea trees grow naturally in an ecological forest tea garden that doesn’t use any fertilizers, pesticides or agrochemicals. The biodiversity is fully intact, and the special physical status of the old tea trees makes the red tea produced from them truer to the traditional taste of tea in ancient times. This is a tea to draw you into the old world with leaves brewed directly in a bowl or with sidehandle on the days when you wish to step out of the modern world for a brief respite. We tend towards old-growth red tea during the colder months because it’s more calming and expansive than other more stimulating, upwards-moving red teas.