Awaken - Honey Orchid Meizhan Varietal Red Tea 2021 - Fujian, China 2 oz.
Awaken is a stunning new addition to our offering of Red Teas. Using a Meizhan varietal from the Wuyi Mountains of eastern China, this mid-oxidized tea balances honey and floral-sweetness with malty depth and a hint of stewed fruit. The Wuyi mountain range is known worldwide for its status as a refuge for several rare and endemic plant species, dramatic river valleys, and the abundance of important temples and archeological sites in the region This pristine environment produces some of the finest rock oolongs and red teas in the world. For those of you who love Panacea, one of our most requested teas, Awaken shares many similarities with stronger floral notes and less tannin-rich maltiness. Meizhan varietals are typically used for oolong tea, which explains the bright, flowery profile akin to some wuyi oolong teas, but with the soft smoothness of a black tea. We're excited to share this beautiful experimental tea.