- Tea Knowledge
For lovers of soft and nutty Shu
"Never forget your first heart", runs a Japanese proverb, enjoining one to keep a beginner's spirit. Earthy yet mild, with all the classically Shu characteristics subtly enhanced, the jaded Shu drinker might find their love for the dark rekindled, the novice, their eyes opened to the post-fermented. Harvested on Mengsong Mountain from dashu—'large' tea trees considered younger than gushu—the smooth soup rains hints of soft vanilla and milk chocolate swathed in the warmth of walnut. The slightly bitter, woody taste of sassafras rounds off the profile and stays with the tea infusion after infusion, eliciting the enthusiasm had during one's first truly long tea session. Those who invest in a whole bing will enjoy the added benefit of a beautifully designed, colorful wrapper to display.