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River Red 川紅

River Red 川紅

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Chuan Hong or “River Red” the chinese name is a short for of Sichuan Hongcha, meaning red tea from Sichuan province. The name of Sichuan means four rivers. It is produced by tea master Heng Yi of Mabian county. Heng Yi works primarily with feral tea plants that have been growing on his ancestral land since the mid 20th century and possibly earlier. Heng Yi started his career in tea by producing green tea from these feral plants which is traditional in the region, however, his interest in other types of tea has led him to study the techniques for making white, yellow, and red (“black”) tea from these same feral plants. He learned his black tea processing technique from a female tea master from Wuyi in Fujian who processes Jin Jun Mei, a very fine and famous black tea. Black tea processing is the most divergent from the traditional green tea process that Heng Yi’s career is based in and so for many years Heng Yi referred to River Red as his “experiment”. The result of his efforts is a roasted burnt sugar sweet, tawny colored black tea with strong hints of cacao and jamaican pipe tobacco. Sourcing leaves from feral plants provides a calm, stable, uplifting qi characteristic of our other mabian teas.

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