Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black
NOTE: THIS TEA WILL GO FAST, BUT I HAVE MORE ON THE WAY, SO PLEASE DON'T WORRY IF YOU MISS IT!
Yes, this tea is a phoenix...a legendary black tea that left the market along with the company that used to sell it. Due to the many requests I had to find a tea similar to it, I made it my top priority to not just find a suitable replacement, but to seek out the original source. Nearly two years later, here we are: re-launching TWMB.
For those of you that are familiar with TWMB, this is the same tea, but of course a different harvest. You will be comforted once again by the magical experience that you miss. For the rest of you...
Imagine, if you will, taking fig newtons and drizzling them with melted cinnamon-butter and dark brown sugar, then putting them between two thin slices of sourdough toast and eating that. That's essentially the flavor profile of TWMB. The rich honey-sweetness comes from leafhoppers — tiny little insects that bite the leaves, making the tea plant send healing sugars to the tips of the leaves. This tea is harvested in the summer months from wild growing mountain tea plants.
The aroma is absolutely incredible, with notes of dark dried fruit, toast, and honey, and the flavor is incredibly sweet and complex. Truly a magical tea!
For those that don't mind some broken leaves in your TWMB, there is a highly discounted option here. Limited availability.