Ten years ago, when Kevin met Bachan Gyawali for the first time, he was already impressed by how curious and passionate this tea man was. Still today, this innovative producer never fails to impress us with teas of exceptional finesse and skills. This very small batch of wulong tea from his Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden shows a degree of complexity that words can hardly describe. Just the colors of the leaves, flowing from tender white to green, to blue and golden browns, hold the promise of a rich aromatic profile. And it certainly delivers. From its early notes of corn, asparagus and chestnut, …
Here is a great production not to be missed, originating in the Wuyi mountains national park, one of the best terroirs for tea production due to the quality of its volcanic soils and its most favorable warm and humid microclimate. Infusion of its beautiful leaves, transformed by the hands of masters, offers intoxicating perfumes of sweet ripe strawberries and flowers. Its brilliant liquor is creamy and displays its woody and roasted accents with finesse, leaving room for precious nuances of sweet spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) and brown sugar. Generous and balanced, could make a nice gift!