Wild Child | Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Dry Leaf | Gachi
Wild Child | Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Infusion | Gachi
Wild Child | Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Design Tin | Gachi
Wild Child | Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Gong Fu | Gachi
$17.00

Wild Child

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Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong black tea with full-bodied flavor

Embrace your inner Wild Child with our wild-picked Lapsang Souchong. Incredibly unique, this unsmoked black tea produces a full-bodied flavor with notes of sugarcane and a fruity sweetness that lasts for up to ten infusions per serving.

Contents: Pure loose leaf Lapsang Souchong (black tea)

Origin: Tong Mu Guan Village, Fujian, China

Harvest: April 2018

Tasting Notes: Honey, malt, toffee, sweet, orange peel, sweet potato

Originating from the famed Wuyi Mountains in China's coastal Fujian Province, some sources believe lapsang souchong to be one of the very first black teas. Yet unlike most lapsang souchong, which is traditionally pine-smoked (often to mask inferior picking and processing qualities), our unique Wild Child is not smoked and thus lacks the peaty flavors often associated with the black tea.

Rather, Wild Child’s small, tightly-rolled whole leaves yield a bright, lively liquor and a wide spectrum of floral and fruity notes that promise to delight the taste buds. Seemingly impossible to overbrew, each serving of Wild Child can last up to an impressive 10 infusions, a testament to its superior quality.

Gachi Grower China Wild Child

Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

Grown on their 13 acres of land, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

Western Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 2 gram

  • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
  • WATER: 6 oz
  • TIME: 1st infusion 2 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 3

 Chinese Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 4 grams
  • TEMPERATURE: 195° F
  • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
  • TIME: 1st infusion 10 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 10

        Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.

        Tea Story

        Originating from the famed Wuyi Mountains in China's coastal Fujian Province, some sources believe lapsang souchong to be one of the very first black teas. Yet unlike most lapsang souchong, which is traditionally pine-smoked (often to mask inferior picking and processing qualities), our unique Wild Child is not smoked and thus lacks the peaty flavors often associated with the black tea.

        Rather, Wild Child’s small, tightly-rolled whole leaves yield a bright, lively liquor and a wide spectrum of floral and fruity notes that promise to delight the taste buds. Seemingly impossible to overbrew, each serving of Wild Child can last up to an impressive 10 infusions, a testament to its superior quality.

        About the Grower

        Gachi Grower China Wild Child

        Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

        Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

        Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

        Grown on their 13 acres of land, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

        The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

        Brewing Instructions

        Western Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 2 gram

        • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
        • WATER: 6 oz
        • TIME: 1st infusion 2 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 3

         Chinese Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 4 grams
        • TEMPERATURE: 195° F
        • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
        • TIME: 1st infusion 10 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 10

              Packaging

              Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.