A rare treat from our partner farm on Pear Mountain this black tea is a fun one. Dark chocolate on the nose, sweet red fruit in the first sip and a lingering dark, toasty sweet aftertaste are in store for those that get some of this unusual tea. High mountain material is usually made into greenish oolongs because the market demands it. Our partner farm leaves some extra leaves every year for some experimentation and this year's black tea was a great success.
2020 Spring Pear Mountain tea was hit by frost early in the growing season and that has impacted the overall taste of this year's batch. The leaves were thickened up a bit and made it much more suited to making a black tea. This is a much better version than the one made last year!