‘Shaihong’ literally meaning sun dried gives testament to the natural drying process this tea goes through. Pure 2023 Spring material from Yiwu trees of average age 50-70 years, withered and processed in the traditional manor, a laborious process but very worth it! A fruity aroma from the dry leaf. Deep, rich, sweet and oily with a touch of malt off the rinse. Dried apricots and almost a black pepper spice to early infusions. This Assamica is perfectly balanced to create a brew with powerful flavour, oily fruit and balanced astringency and lubricating mouth feel. This strikes the balance for a yunnan black tea for me, clean, pure tasting and satisfying, simply a must try black!