Wild Arbor Assamica
Origin: Luo Shui Dong village
Varietal: Camellia Sinensis Assamica
Altitude: 1400 meters
Picking: Bud and top two leaves
Know your tea:
This tea is made entirely from young, first-flush spring leaves of the wild-growing tea bushes with about 40 years of age growing in Luo Shui Dong village near Yi Wu town in the Yi Wu Mountainous area of Mengla county (Xishuangbanna).
After picking, the tea leaves are wilted briefly, wok-fired, rolled by hand and then allowed to wilt for another 20 hours, before being naturally air-dried.
This tea is great for near-term ageing and its flavor will only improve for up to 5 years- just make sure to store it in a dark, dry, airtight place!
Ingredients: 100% pure tea.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, grape skin, herbal floral, fruity floral, rich.
Liqueur Body: Full body, good for 5-6 rounds of reinfusion
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Rinse your tea before the first infusion, to 'awaken' the leaves. You can do this by just submerging the leaves in warm water at the prescribed temperature for each particular tea, and then discarding that water. This will also preheat the vessel and prevent the water temperature from drastically falling during the infusion.
Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.