Although, not your uncle's lapsang, this tea is crafted with enough smoke to keep the lapsang faithful in check with an eye on bringing in new converts.
Expertly made in Tongmu village, the birthplace of black tea, Mr. Wu, a descendant of one of the original families credited for creating said tea, holds to tradition by using horsetail pine to lightly smoke this tea, never losing sight of balancing this aspect with the exceptional flavor of the tea underneath.
Notes of camphor, lychee and Queen of Denmark rose dance playfully across the tongue, dispelling any thought of that tarry mess reminding you of missed opportunity at family gatherings and spilled bong water. This tea is your secret weapon to make up for lost time and bring you and your uncle closer.
Teamaker - Wu Jianming
Location - Tongmu, Wuyi Shan, Fujian Province
Harvest Time - April 2023
Cultivar - Tongmu Quntizhong
- Gong Fu - This tea works best in porcelain vessels. Semi porous clay will mute some of the tea's top notes. Since the leaf is small and curled, we recommend filling to about a third of the vessel with dry leaf. Grandpa style brewing is also suggested, where less is more. Bonne chance!
- Western - Use 1 heaping teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Add 175F water and steep for 4-6 minutes. Can be re-steeped a second time, adding 2-3 minutes to the original steep time.