Tian Xiang is a new product we're introducing this year. The natural tea gardens of Jingmai Mountain grow under different soil and shading conditions, and the agricultural practices can also vary. We used material from older natural tea gardens which haven't been sprayed with pesticide nor fertilized for over a decade. They are located in the surroundings of Da Ping Zhang, the main plateau of Jingmai mountain on which are located the bulk of the ancient tea gardens. Some of those natural tea gardens grow under a forest cover, while others are more exposed to the sun.
This tea has a very powerful fragrance, somewhat reminding of lowly-oxidized oolongs. The bitterness is moderate, astringency is quite high. The tea soup is very active in the mouth and sweetness lingers after the session. This tea has somewhat more personality than the Jingmai Miyun, with the good and bad sides of it (respectively fragrance and astringency). Its robust mouthfeel makes it a good intermediate between our Miyun and Gulan produced in 2017. We wouldn't recommend this tea to beginners but rather to tea lovers who want to jazz up their Jingmai experience.