The mountains of Myanmar, Yunnan, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are home to the most ancient Camelia sinensis plants on Earth. While each micro-climate yields very unique flavours, we've found phenomenal, ancient tea trees growing in each and everyone of these countries.
TASTING EXPERIENCE: charred beetroot and toasted rye with wildflower aromatics and mild tannins
Origin: Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang, Vietnam
GPS: 22.8°N 104.8°E
Harvest: March 2022
Tree type: ancient, specific age unknown.
Tea Artisan: Lầu TV (pronounced 'Lo')
Lầu was born and raised in the highlands of Ha Giang. Beyond the ancestral tea knowledge of the local Dao people, Lầu learned tea handcrafting skills from his uncle, who lived and worked both in Yunnan and Fujian. Rooted in tradition but not bound by it, Lầu strives to create tea that will fascinate the drinker.
One of those old tea trees.
No fancy equipment, simply delicious 'mountain' tea.
The next generation: she who enjoys delicious tea, made at home.
Brewing Suggestions: pour 110ml of water at 90°C on 5g of tea leaves; steep for 30". After about 10 steeps, you may boil the leaves in 200ml of water to extract one more, delicious brew.