Wild Tongmu Smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong
Li Xiangxi’s cousin manages the family’s local pine wood collection and selects and dries each batch of wood perfectly to minimize actual smoke and maximize the release of oils and resins, yielding the most subtle smoked tea we have ever tasted. The smoke brings out the intense texture of Tongmu minerality and the pine resin brings out the cooling sensation of this wild-picked tea.
Smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, commonly known in the west as Lapsang Souchong was an accidental discovery when a farmers’ traditional pinewood workshop was burned down by passing soldiers. The farmer worked to salvage the tea inside, the product of their whole spring’s labor, and found that the tea had absorbed a rich intense smoke. They sold the harvest to the Dutch, who came back the next year demanding huge quantities of the smokey tea, which had become an overnight sensation.low stock
$15.75 / 25g.