From the vendor:
This is a really unique tea.
The trees growing in this area of Tả Củ Tỷ have leaves that are longer and narrower than the typical Assamica-Shan varietals growing in northwest Vietnam. They also take on a dark green almost purple hue. The leaves used to make this tea come from a mix of old trees (100-200 years old) and Ancient trees (200+ years old)
The fragrance and flavor of this tea is complex and really interesting. Something like menthol with lotus and fragrant woods. You’ll notice a building cooling sensation in the throat after a couple of cups of this tea. I’d say the bitterness and astringency is at a 6 out of 10.
It brews up strong quickly with a medium-thick body. Qi is energizing and focused without being overpowering. Floral cooling huigan lasts well after the session has ended.
Season: Spring 2022
Picking Standard: 1 bud, 2-3 leaves
Region: Tả Củ Tỷ, Lào Cai, Vietnam