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Ambrosia

Black Tea

Chiang Rai, Thailand

$12/ 40g

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Ambrosia is plush, full-bodied, & sweet with notes of hawthorn berries, baked peach, & mead.

There is a specialness to the meeting place; to the ordained melding point of ideas and desires. Plucked from the high slopes of Santikhiri (Peace Hill) in northwestern Thailand, Ambrosia breakfast is a testament to the interconnection of three kingdoms: insect, plant, and animal. Tender tea shoots are bitten by jassids, which cause the plant to release an alluring scent, attracting predators of the insect. Producer Mr. Lu’s task is to court the jassids to his garden—a delicate balance—and pluck the bitten shoots. To those hesitant of the notion of bug-bitten leaves, there’s a famous Thai quip: “Mai pen rai,” meaning, simply, “nevermind.” 

Producer

Mr. Lu

Location

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Variety

TTES #17 Ruan Zhi 'Soft Stem'

Harvest Date

April 2021

Altitude

850-1200 masl

Brewing Recommendation

5g (1tbsp) tea | 340mL (12 oz) water | 205°F | 3:00

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