Black: Yunnan Golden Tips (Old Growth trees)
Flavor Profile: Usually this big leaf varietal is used for making Pu'erh - the fermented and aged teas, whose tradition dates back thousands of years since the Han Dynasty. But this is a special style of black tea made from these thick, broad leaves, which, when processed as a black tea, yield a character with deep, malty body and notes of dark chocolate, black cherry, honey-roasted haystacks. An excellent morning breakfast tea that can stand up to a hard day's work thanks to both its strength and flavor. PAIRS WELL WITH FORMULA No.8: Herbal Coffee, FORMULA No.20: Ultra Antiviral, FORMULA No.23: Anti-inflammatory Chai
Steeping Guidelines: 3g (1T) | 180-200 | 1-2 min | Steep x3+
Region: Lincang, Yunnan Province, China
Farming style: These tea leaves come from old growth trees, which have never encountered a chemical, but they have never needed to. They are not grown in a traditional garden. Instead, they are grown in a biodynamic style; nurtured in their natural habitat, high up in the fecund mountains of Lincang, Yunnan. The untainted ecosystem provides ideal living conditions for the trees to thrive for hundreds of years.
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis (CAFFEINATED)
Herbal Actions: Antiviral, Adaptogen companion (enhances adaptogenic effects), Antioxidant and more...
Camellia Teas, particularly green, less oxidized teas, are some of the most powerful 'adaptogen companion" herbs. These are plant medicines that when taken together with adaptogenic herbs, enhance the stress-hormone-balancing, detoxifying, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting health benefits.