This is our second blend which continue our author's product line created by AN TRA and AN SHIM TEA. Made from high-quality spring raw material harvested from ancient (350+ years old) tea trees from different provinces aged in a natural storage for several years before being pressed in 2023. All the material is one bud and two leaves. Very light and sweet, and ready to impress those who don't like astringency and bitterness in Pu'Er tea. This is one is very smooth and delicious! The average age of raw material is about 3 years so it already gained some character and deepness. At the same time this one is very different from our first blend "7566" and gives you more experience about Snow Shan tea from Vietnam.
SHAN TEA is a unique wild variety of Camellia Sinensis which grows high in mountains of the Northern part of Vietnam. SHAN TEA or SNOW SHAN (snow-upon-a-high-mountain) arises from the thick snow-white coat of fur that embraces each silky green tea bud. This telling feature enables the tea leaves to thrive at a height of 2000 meters above sea level, hampered by bitingly cold and frosty climate all year round. Ranging along North West Mountainous area: from Hà Giang, Yên Bái, Lào Cai to Lai Châu, Điện Biên, Sơn La ... Each of those lands is filled with Snow Shan Tea traces. Depending on the different soil condition, climate, harvesting habits, and crafty processing method in each province, Snow Shan Tea Taste would vary accordingly.
Dry tea leaves have a gentle and sweet fragrance with floral, herbal notes. After rinsing tea leaves aroma develop into honey, fruity, grape notes. Beautiful golden colour infusion brings associations of a young white wine. Actually, the taste is very similar to white wine and brings associations with honey, fruity, grape notes. Tender and sweet, with some floral notes in a long-lasting aftertaste. Delicious tea, perfectly balanced and multifaceted, can impress beginners and surprise advanced tea drinkers. Can be brewed both Eastern and Western ways.
This tea can be served as a white wine in a wine glasses and perfectly fits light deserts with fruits and berries. Goes well as aperitif or pairing for white meat and vegetarian/vegan food.