Let me first introduce the geographical location of Tongmuguan. Tongmuguan is a village located in the northernmost part of Wuyishan City, Fujian Province. It is at the junction of Jiangxi. The highest place here is 2158 meters. Tongmuguan is surrounded by clouds and mist all year round, with towering green hills, 96% The forest coverage rate and the excellent mountain field make the Lapsang Souchong rooted in Tongmuguan without a trace of smoke and fire. The tea soup it gives is full of mountain charm, floral and fruity, and it seems to restore the entire ecology. Usually, if there is no internal relationship with the tea factory, outsiders cannot enter the mountain field of Tongmuguan. The tea trees and mountains and rivers here co-exist, creating the characteristics of tea nectar and sweetness. The tea at Tongmuguan is excellent in ecology because of its high altitude. It is difficult to pick. Only when the tea picking season comes, the tea people will take care of the tea garden and remove the weeds. Its growth state is no different from wild tea. Let the tea trees nourish and grow in pure nature. Share this with you today The black tea of Tong Mu Guan is made with raw materials of wild Cai Cha and Xiao Chi Gan. I named this tea: Zui Xiang Lan. This tea grows on a high mountain at 1,200 meters above sea level in Tongmuguan. The average age of each tea tree here is It is more than 50 years old, and some even reach a hundred years. In addition, the average altitude here is high, so it is very difficult to pick. However, it has also given the tea trees here the conditions to fully rest and rejuvenate, so the tea produced here is very rich in internal quality. The Zui Xiang Lan dry tea is firm and long. The whole is dark brown, with a little bit of yellowness. Under close smell, it has a light floral and longan aroma with distinct layers. The first tea soup is golden and translucent, with strong nectar. Fragrant, you can first perceive the rich tulip aroma and honey aroma when you enter the product, and the longan soup aroma follows, and the tea soup becomes sweeter, refreshing and sweet after the second course.
This tea offers the classic longan flavour of Tongmuguan black tea, but with much stronger, pungent flowery aroma. One of my favourite black teas from TXS.
I first tasted this tea in a quaint English tea garden in Carefree, AZ…with my little granddaughter. She is now 21 yrs old, and I get it for her nearly every year! It’s a luxurious, and highly versatile tea that goes with everything. It’s smooth, fruity, with a bit of caramel and vanilla to tickle the tastebuds! It is hearty but not overpowering, goes great with cucumber sandwiches! A teapot of this makes a holiday or any day, very special!
Really nice tea. Arrived more quickly than anticipated.