Our favorite morning tea harvested on a seaside mountain with a taste profile that always remind us of fine chocolate and whiskey.
ABOUT THE TEA
Mount Lao, or Laoshan (崂山) is a lesser-known tea region of China with plantations ranging between 500-1000m above sea level on the mountain. The climate of Laoshan is unique as high-mountain elevation, seaside minerality and fresh, moist air meets on the mountain facing the Yellow Sea. Combined with the acidic soil high in mineral content, the teas produced here have an outstanding depth and richness to them.
This black tea is harvested each spring on the mountainside with a rich mineral profile resembling malt, peat, barley and chocolate. Small leaves and buds have a long-lasting taste and potent energizing effect.
WHEN DO WE DRINK IT?
As a spring-harvest black tea, the small tea leaves and buds are rich in caffeine and flavour. For us, this is the perfect morning tea to get us going, start up our brain and thoughts and give us a focused mood to start the day. It is most suitable for chilly autumn and winter days thanks to a warming sensation to our body.
- 150ml clay or ceramic teaware
- spring, mineral or filtered water
- 10-15 second infusions at 95°C
- up to 7-8 steepings in one tea session