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This tea is picked from an old tea bush, approximately 120 years old. Because it grows wildly, there are no pesticides or any chemicals needed. The varietal of this tea itself is called Xiao Zhong, which means a small bush -- most commonly used for the famous smoky black tea: Lapsang Souchong. Because this tea is picked from an old bush, this tea is actually called Lao Cong Xiao Zhong or Old Bush Small Varietal.
One of the benefits of brewing large tea leaves from an old tea bush is how easy it is to brew the tea. Unlike most Indian black tea where it gets bitter, especially when you are not paying attention to your brewing temperature and time. This black tea never gets bitter. It has a relaxing, floral, and smooth flavor without ever reaching to the point of that sharp tannin, unpleasant and bitter black tea as you normally expected when being brewed too long. If you like to add sugar or cream to your tea, this is not the right tea to do that. This is the tea you want to savor and enjoy slowly with special friends that can appreciate a good cup of tea.
Tea Bush Age: 120 years old
Varietal: Xiao Zhong