Huang Ruiguang is an award-winning nationally-recognized master & published author. He is respected for his work expanding and modernizing tea agriculture in Fenghuang.
mollasses rye bread
neroli, orange blossom water
tulsi, grape leaf
spice - minerality, ginger
savory - mollasses rye bread
floral - rosewood
fruit - neroli, orange blossom water
vegetal - tulsi, grape leaf
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Wudong ShanGuangdong Province
King of Thieves TreeTea Varietal
贼王 or “King of Thieves" got its name from the famous story of a thief stealing this valuable tea tree in the middle of the night over 200 years ago, but leaving some of the roots and trunk in their haste to cut it down. King of Thieves growing today is said to have regrown from that little remaining root stock. This tea was hand picked and hand processed over 24 hours of intense labor to bring out its rich nuanced dessert-like flavor and spiced tropical undertones. The biodiversity of the high elevation Wudongshan plot give this tea deep cooling yun notes. Since only several kilos are picked each year, Huang Ruiguang personally oversees the 24 hour yaoqing finishing process, all without machinery, helping his two sons hone in on the striking one of a kind aromatics and texture that this tea has to offer.
'An accomplished technical master of tea, Huang Rui Guang is affectionately called a ‘modern tea sage’ by many. He likes to say that one love is enough in life, and his is tea. This excerpt is an attempt to portray a small piece of one man’s contributions to and love of tea'
5-10 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
10 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings