Lapsang Souchong is rich in history, being one of the first black teas ever made. Biodynamically grown in Tong Mu Guan, the birthplace of Lapsang Souchong, located within the nationally protected Wuyishan Ecological Preserve, these plants are given the freedom to grow wild. Their branches are untrained, and they are left to their own devices. This technique allows unique flavor profiles to develop, and creates a much deeper brewing experience versus plantation grown tea. Baked with natural charcoal, but not smoked with pine like our other Lapsang. Harvested from trees over one hundred years old, with lichen covered branches. The age of the trees imparts woody and mossy flavors, along with a stony sweetness, that, when compared to young tree, can be perceived as more austere.