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Forefather to the Assam variety

Ruby | Aka Dian Hong (Red), Yunnan Red

Varietal

Heirloom Lan'Xang Yun'Nan Da'Ye (large leaf) varietal, wild harvested ancient tea trees 800-1,200 years old. 2.5+ meters in height, deep reaching roots & broad limbs. Limited harvest

Profile

Vibrant full bodied, food friendly tea w/ a malty sweetness, vanilla accents & ripe tannins.

Process

Sustainably harvested leaves > withered indoors > lightly rolled > fully oxidized > re-rolled > re-withered > fully dried

Attributes

Higher caffeine, increases vitality and awareness, increases metabolism*, reduces high cholesterol, Certified organic, sustainably harvested, single origin, garden direct. Lan'Xang tea species are higher in polyphenol content by 5-7%,catechin 30-60% and water-soluble substances 3-5%

Preparation

1 Tbs per 8 oz, 212° F, 5-7 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice

Region

The largest concentration of the oldest wild tea trees in the world, in virtual tea forests in the Lan Xang Biodiverse Rainforest. Known as Thousands Acres Ancient Tea Trees. Red mineral rich soil, fog laden 5,000 ft. + elev., 22° N. Lat.

Garden

The Pure Step ecological tea gardens were established around 696 AD from 4,000+ year old wild harvested ancient tea arbors in the heart of East Asia's most rich and biodiverse rain-forests known locally as Lan Xang (Million Elephant)

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2 oz | $14.95

8 oz | $36.25

16 oz | $68.85

sample | $3.75

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Ruby, source origin of the 'Assam' tea varietal

Known as "red tea" (hong cha) in the Far East for the color of the infused tea water, this varietal's common misnomer is Assam, after the Indian region British first discovered wild tea plants growing. The real namesake of this varietal's true source origin is Yun'Nan, specifically the Lan'Xang region. Tea has been harvested from massive areas of virgin tea forest in this region for over 2,000 years. These tea trees have existed here since prehistoric times. The fully oxidized leaf style is known locally as Dian (the ancient name for Yun'Nan) Red tea, or Ruby (Hong Bao Shi). This tea tree is said to be 1 of the 3 main species of Tea tree (camellia sinensis) but in actuality is the mother species of all tea trees, from which all other varietals stem from.

C. Yunnanesis, Da Ye var.
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