The earliest Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, (or Lapsang Souchong) was never deep-smoked. The smokiness was a natural and subtle addition that came from drying the leaves in a wok heated by pine wood. The smoke from the pine wood naturally mixed with the tea, creating a deeper and more forestry flavour that accentuated the tea's minerality. The sweet, roasted quality of the smoke processing blends with the rich flavour of the tea to yield a dark fruity flavour, and bring front and centre the mineral texture of the soil of Wuyi.
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province
Harvest Date: May 2020
Aroma: Strong pine smoky and spicy notes
Liquor: Clear reddish orange
Taste: Full-bodied, aromatic, yummy, sweet and slightly toasty (just like a baked sweet potato).
Storage: Store in airtight, opaque packaging