2019 Old Tree Feng Qing Black is one of our favorite new black teas for this year. The tea is a spring production from a farmer's collective in Feng Qing County in Lincang, Yunnan Province. Feng Qing County is the birthplace of Yunnanese black tea, or Dian Hong, so the tradition of black tea making is strong in the area. There are many very old trees in Lincang and the trees used for this Old Tree Feng Qing Black include some trees as old as 300 years.
This is a truly wonderful tea: it's thick and robust without any abrasiveness. The teas has some sweet malty notes with aromatics of baking spices.