Lost Village - Wild Mountain Red Tea- Nantou, Taiwan 2020 - 1.5 oz
Lost Village gained its name because we wish to pay homage to the ancient varietals that were discovered by the indigenous people of Taiwan. We imagine the early discovery of wild mountain trees and the ways that these early tea lovers would have enjoyed this wild-grown tea. This early varietal was later combined with Assamica trees to produce the now well-loved Ruby Red. This rich, ethereal tea maintains the Qi that one would expect from a pristine high-altitude environment (1000-1800 meters): invigorating, steady, and ideal for morning sessions. Lost Village fits all the criteria of a wild-grown "Living Tea." We detect a honey-sweetness and balanced bittersweetness in the brew, but find the more remarkable characteristic to be the way that this tea draws us into the forest. We especially love brewing this tea with leaves directly in a bowl, connecting to the natural world.