Guan Guan Cha
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Single-batch Traditional Wild Green Tea Made by Grandma Rao from the Indigenous Tai Tea Trees (Pre-order)
Aged 100, Grandma Rao still goes to the mountains foraging for tea leaves and produces tea from her kitchen. She is one of the respected elders from the Rao Brother family in Shiqian, Guizhou. Her knowledge of indigenous plants and the traditional approach to tea-making has been passed down to the Rao Brothers and significantly influenced their approach to our Wild Green Tai and Wild & Ancient Red Tai tea.
Grandma Rao’s Guan Guan Cha represents one of the oldest tea-making traditions in the Guizhou region today. After natural withering, “fixation” (殺青), oxidation, rolling and frying all happen simultaneously as she tosses and turns the leaves by hand under wood-burning heat. Going beyond the six types of Chinese teas today defined by their processing procedures, it is a tea that celebrates the union of Green, Yellow, Red and raw Puerh tea.
Expect mesmerising floral notes intertwined with earthy undertones while the depths of red and Pu’er tea follow a refreshing, thirst-quenching mouthfeel. (It’s a journey!)
This tea is full of life and strength, and we recommend enjoying it after a meal and starting with 3-4g per brew for at least 10 re-brews until you have made acquaintance with it. A tea for you to slow down and feel joyous, lifted and energised.
Pre-order now, dispatch in the first week of Sep.
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Creamy, Nutty, Woody, Refreshing, and Floral
Indigenous Tree Type
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