2020 Taoshu Wild Black
2020 Taoshu Wild Black
2020 Taoshu Wild Black

2020 Taoshu Wild Black

One River Tea

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Hubei Black Tea
Spring 2020

This tea comes from a plot of wild tea trees in the mountains of Western Hubei province.  As this grove is a relatively recent find, these teas are new to the offerings from the Taoshu Bao Cooperative.  The aroma of this tea is much more pronounced than that of the gold-bud black, and while it is less chocolatey and sweet, it has a lot more of a mineral and tannin undertone to its complex taste profile.  The leaves are small and slender, rolled tight like that of the Hubei green tea, Yulu.  The steeped leaves are incredibly fragrant with the strong aroma of baked sweet potato and winter spices.  The liquor is a deep red, and the flavor is malty and sweet with a slight dryness that lingers on the tongue. 

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