PROFILE: MALT, CHOCOLATE, SWEET PLUM, FRESH STRAW
ORIGIN: VAN CHAN, YEN BAI, VIETNAM
HARVEST: APRIL 2018
Wild Boar is a full bodied, character black tea from Van Chan District in Yen Bai province. Wild Boar is deceptively complex for a black tea and serves up malt, chocolate, sweet plum and apples flavour all in an exception bright, coppery liquor. This tea is perfect as a reviving, thirst quenching drink either on its own or, if you prefer, add a little lemon or milk.
Wild Boar is produced in a small factory that specialises in the processing of leaves from wild trees. Leaves are collected from various ethnic minority communities who live in the mountainous areas around Van Chan and the neighbouring district of Tram Tau. Processed by orthodox techniques using one bud and two leaves the tea is presented as whole, unbroken leaves - equivalent to a tippy Orange Pekoe.
The Van Chan factory collects harvested leaves from several mountain communities in Van Chan and the neighbouring Tram Tau districts including Suoi Quyen, Suoi Bu, Suoi Giang and Phinh Ho. In addition to being a notable centre for wild tea, the area is also well known for sticky rice, spices and hot mineral springs.
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