Volcano Flower Burst
The province is home to Tengchong volcano, which last erupted during the Ming Dynasty in 1609. Many attribute the famous Wanli shipwreck to the volcano, which scattered pottery all over the ocean floor.
China Yunnan Province
One thing is certain: the awesome presence of the restless monster the led to the creation of this tea.
An artisan who lived near the volcano, upon feeling tremors, decided to appease the rumbling mountain in order to save his skin and his business. He began working with what local produce was available; Amaranth, Hibiscus and Lavender, believing their roots in the region’s volcanic soil would lend power to his creation.
He tied in with an exceptional, wiry leafed green tea grown in one of Yunnan’s finest gardens. His technique was to tie the flowers into the tea while it was still damp, so that as the leaves dried, the blooms would become trapped. The artisan believed that concealing the floral burst within the tea would spiritually represent his hope that the volcano’s lava would be forever trapped within the mountain’s rocky shell. And guess what? It worked. The Volcano has never erupted since.
The cup is light with notes of grass layered with distinct floral tones also notes of lemon. With a sublime rounded nature that's stunning to look at and the same to drink, why not treat yourself and friends to a stunning cup of tea in some of our stylish glassware.
Caffeine Guide: Low
Region: Yunnan Province
Antioxidant Content: Low
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Light with a reddish hue.
Grade: Artisan Handcrafted
Process: Non-fermented, Traditional hand tied,
Ingredients: Amaranth,Lavender,Green tea,
Appearance: Folded delicate blooms of Amaranth,
Taste: Refreshing reminiscent of light lemon. Hibiscus and Lavender with wiry green tea leaves unfurl when brewed to reveal beautiful floral arrangement.
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