How fortunate I am to have friends that love tea AND that travel to far away places and bring back teas to try! I recently had the chance to taste tea from Southeast Asia, specifically Laos and Burma.
The Laos tea was from an "old tree." We think that means no one knew exactly when the tea tree was planted. Maybe it went rogue, but now it's being harvested and processed into black tea. It brewed into this lovely copper color shown above. I enjoyed this tea very much.
Piglet gets muddy
As we sipped, we reviewed a map to see exactly where the countries that produced these teas were in relation to Yunnan, China. Relatively close, which makes for an interesting consideration of tea flavor profiles and processing techniques. I love learning about the world through tea!