Many years have passed since we last sold an Indonesian import on our menu; these silky white buds are produced in the Purbasari region of Java Island.
Without venturing far into Laos we find farmers producing tea using the ancestral methods of Yunnan. In Phong Sali, producers work their teas with great care, rivaling (and even occasionally surpassing) the quality those of their famous neighbors… often at much lower prices.
Aged tea made from the leaves trees over 100 years old in the Guo Gan region of Myanmar a region inhabited by minorities of Chinese origin.
Harvested at 1600 meters in the mountains of Rwanda, these long silvery needles present a white tea that stands exact opposite to the industrial black teas found throughout the country. Made from the same plants as our Rwanda Rukeri Organic, their profiles nonetheless share very little in common.
A great addition to our aged tea menu this 357g cake is from a more obscure terroir, compressed using ancient traditions of China. Just as the other neighboring countries of southern Yunnan (Laos, Burma, Vietnam), Thailand has a long history associated with the production of this style of tea. This 2006 Hong Tai Cha is a tea well worthy of attention, selected for its flavour profile, its aging potential, as well as its cultural interest. After rinsing the leaves unfold expressing powerful aromas of vanilla tobacco, leather and burnt wood. The liquor, lively and full, is supported by aromatic …