Tea Master Zhou
Wild Lapsang Souchong from the Tongmu area of the Wuyi Mountain.
The highest grade, picked from old tea trees, processed by Tea Master Zhou.
Order your tea when it's fresh. Green tea, white tea, black tea and yellow tea re picked in spring, when you order in April/May you'll have the fresh tea. We'll write down in the details in which year and at what time the tea was harvested. Light oolongs and Dancong oolongs will be available at the start of May and Wuyi Oolongs around July. If you buy Puehr tea, then buy aged puerh teas or fresh puerh with suitable for drinking directly.
If you're not familiar with natural teas, then we suggest you to order a number of varieties first. However, when you have some favorites, then we suggest you to buy the amount for a whole year. If you're not a very heavy tea drinker, then around 250gram of tea of 2 or 3 teas will be enough for a whole year. If you order for at least 100usd, we can ship by express, which will be fast. Fresh tea is the best, therefore we recommend to order at least 100usd per time.
When you make a purchase on Teazaar, the tea will be shipped from the tea farm. Most of the tea shipments will go through our Xiamen or Hong Kong office, but big shipments will go directly to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Our shipping costs are 20usd (or equivalent in other currencies) per order. All flat rate. All products are shipped from tea growers in Asia, therefore we suggest you buy a number of teas or a slightly bigger volume per time.
Shipments can be traced and take between 5 to 15 days till they arrive. We will send you an invoice and the price will also be written on the package. If your country requires import fees or other taxes, then you're responsible for this.
Once shipped, we will send you an email or sms with the tracking code.
Wuyishan is located in the north-west of of Fujian and is famous for rock tea and black tea. The growing areas are roughly divided into an oolong area and a black tea area. The oolong area is originally the Wuyishan protected area, famous for its unique terroir, where the small tea gardens are located between big rocks. The black tea area is originally located in Tongmu, on the border with Jiangxi province, famous for the Lapsang Souchong and Jinjunmei teas. These days, basically all mountains in the surroundings of these areas are covered with tea gardens, leading to Wuyishan being one of the main tea producing regions in the country. Our natural teas are not from the protected area, therefore not called Zhengyan. We have a completely natural tea area, just outside the protected area. The pH-value is between 4 and 5.5, the soil is yellow with many rocks. The annual rainfall is 1,900mm and the annual average temperature 18.3℃. The surrounding forests are a combination of broadleaf and pine. The elevation goes from around 300 meters (in the protected area) till 1,200 meter (in Tongmu).
Tea master Zhou is an experienced tea master, specialized in natural tea from his biodiverse tea farm just outside of the Wuyishan scenic area. He grows a number of oolong tea cultivars, but processes as well the leaves from wild tea trees in the Da'an area into this Wild Lapsang Souchong. The result is this smooth and sweet black tea.
We pick two leaves and one bud by hand, then drying, withering, rolling, and full oxidation. All of these steps are finished manually instead of with machines.
The dry tea leaves are dark and bright; The taste is smooth and sweet, as well as full of the aroma of flower and fruit.
Our Wild Lapsang Souchong is a high mountain wild tea, found at an altitude of around 1,200 meters. We call them wild tea although they were, once upon a time planted then forgotten about. For some reason were not managed for a long time, and many years later became wild teas. For a number of years now, every spring, we drive up to the mountain and collect the fresh spring leaves and buds from the wild tea trees. As they are not grown on a tea plantation, we do have to search for them. Because of this, the tea picking takes a lot of time, but once processed there is no other Lapsang Souchong that can compete with our Wild Lapsang Souchong.
Outside of China, Lapsang Souchong is often seen as a smokey tea, however in China they hardly ever are. This Wild Lapsang Souchong is not a smoked Lapsang Souchong. Many stories go around about the smoked Lapsang Souchong. Hardly any of them are produced in Wuyishan anymore simply because it is not allowed to cut and burn the pine trees anymore. We suggest to check very carefully where your Smoked Lapsang Souchong is from when your customers still require the smoked version.
Both the kungfu way and the Easytea preparation are suitable for this black tea. Just take care that you use water just below boiling temperature and around 5 grams of tea leaves (a bit less for the Easytea way and a bit more with the kungfu way.
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A tea tree cannot survive alone and needs other trees, flowers, even animals to survive. Biodiversity makes an ecosystem resilient.
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