Ji Long Kan, a renowned tea tree nestled in the Phoenix mountain range, is a rare sight in overseas tea markets. Nevertheless, the mother tree still stands tall to this day, bearing testament to the tree's legacy. Legend has it that the tree derived its name from its distinctive form, which strikingly resembles that of a chicken coop.
The mother tree of Ji Long Kan
The tea was freshly produced in 2021, and subsequently subjected to four rounds of traditional charcoal fire baking over the course of a year. Each baking session required several hours, and the tea was allowed to rest for several months in between sessions to reabsorb and redistribute moisture.
As a result of this meticulous process, the tea acquires a distinctive flavor with a rich aroma. The fragrance evokes notes of dried prunes, dried apricots, and dried jujubes, and at times the flavor is reminiscent of whiskey.