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  • Traditional Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong "Smoked" dry leaf
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Cultivar: Qi Zhong

Altitude: 1000m

Harvest: Summer

Grade: Traditional, wonderful

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  • Inside Story

    Traditional Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong alas "Lapsang Souchong" is lightly smoked black tea. It is made in summer from 2-3 leaf and it's produce in protected, natural area deep in a mountain valley of the Wu Yi Shan, Tong Mu village and around. The leaf is essentially given a ‘cold smoking’ during processing, which gives this tea a lightly-smoked character while maintaining it's flavour. Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is produced in limited quantity each spring. It is beautiful, light and very refreshing.
    (Classic “Tarry Lapsang Souchong” is a heavily smoked tea produced for export only and is made from “already made’ black tea (that is sent to the smoking sheds from other places in China) which is given a hot smoking to impart the thick tarry taste).

  • China, Fujian, Wuyi mountain, Tong Mu village

  • Ambience

    DRY LEAF: Short, twisted dark anthracite tea leaves of even size with matte finish. Lovely fragrance of pine wood & incense.
    INFUSED LEAF: Dark leathery-like sleek leaves with an aroma of moist forest ground & pine wood.
    LIQUOR: Clear, deep crimson colour liquor with bright green rim. Aroma of sandalwood & smoked pine bark. Mouthfeel is rich and textured with notes of pine wood, dark chocolate and stewed berry jam. Aftertaste is short and smoky and there is a presence of sweet acidity and a little of astringency.