Red Elephant is rich, full body tea. Layers of flavor reveal malt, toffee, and creme brule. A raw, baked finish gives this black tea a heavier mouthfeel. The leaf is whole and tippy and can withstand multiple steeps. This tea is named for approximately 300 elephants in southern Yunnan Province, China. 14 of these elephants migrated north to Kunming recently. They gradually circled back to the reserve in the south.
This exquisite tea comes from Jingmai Mountain in Yunnan. The Dai people have handpicked this tea from the ancient tea trees for millennia. Shou Puerh comes from a region in southern Yunnan where the 700 to 1,000 year old ancient tea trees grow. Because the ancient tea trees grow in a natural, rainforest environment, the leaf provides a unique combination of rich antioxidants and nutrients.
In addition, this farm is located along the ancient tea horse trade route. Tea was traded for horses with neighboring countries. Given the rich tea history of this region, the tea is layered with complexity and flavor.
Chinese organic black tea.
Caffeine. A direct sourced tea.