Company: Yunnan Changtai Tea Industry Group via Crimson Lotus Tea
Region: Yunnan, China
Add. info: blend of leaves from 15 mountains; aged in Guangdong (2005-2014), then Seattle (2014-)
It's all about
the long-lasting aftertaste and head feels. The tea liquor in the mouth tastes medicinal, like a slightly bitter poultice of herbs, roots, and wood. But swallow, and wait, and slowly a sweetness like that in turnips or carrots unfurls. I felt a strong burst of energy quickly after drinking, but it eventually subsided and left only a sense of being grounded, calm.