October 07, 2016


Tea With Intent

 



Newly crowned Australian Tea Brewers cup Champion Ayden Graham selects seasonal single estate teas for our Collins street store. Here's a look at what Ayden has chosen for the coming month.

 

Feng Qing Yin Zhen
Fengqing, Yunnan, China
A white tea made from solely the buds (young shoots) of the tea plant, which yield a gentle and sweet flavour. A soft forest floor aroma gives way to a sweet pine needle flavour, with a slippery fruit mouthfeel, and a lingering, delicate aftertaste.
 
Lu Shan Yun Wu
Jiangxi, Zhejiang, China
A classic example of a well processed green tea, with a good balance of sweetness and ocean-spray umami, and a comfortable, viscous liquor.
 
Wu Yi Shan Ai Jiao
Rock Oolong
Nanping, Fujian, China
A semi-oxidised rock oolong made from a dwarf varietal, this tea gives up a complex floral aroma leading into mineral-sweet honeysuckle with a subtle peatiness. Quality processing leaves no char or sour flavours. 
 
Feng Qing Dian Hong
Fengqing, Yunnan, China
A traditionally processed (i.e, dried in the sun as opposed to mechanically) red tea made from small leaf Fengqing material, giving a sweet, dried fruit flavour upfront, with a malty complexity and very subtle cacao sourness.

Want to know more about the complex subtleties, and the oft-misunderstood world of tea? Ayden is holding introduction classes at our newly opened Collins Street store.
We invite you to secure a spot here.