Theasophie 'Feral Red'
Theasophie 'Feral Red'
Theasophie 'Feral Red'
Theasophie 'Feral Red'
Theasophie 'Feral Red'
Theasophie 'Feral Red'
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Theasophie 'Feral Red'

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Theasophie's most recent version of our increasingly popular red tea - Spring 2021 'Feral Red'.

In the late-2000's, there was an effort in the Jingmai Mountains to convert monoculture, terraced taidi tea to ecological shengtai gardens. My father-in-law was asked to initiate this transition and to share his methods with other villagers. This involved reducing planting density, interplanting with fast-growing trees and allowing tea shrubs to assume a more natural form. Some of these shrubs have now transitioned to trees and become prolific producers. 

Our 'Feral Red' is made from these decades old naturalized plantings. We are not red tea producers and this tea began as an experiment. However, nearly everyone who tasted it asked for more. So, we decided it was worth sharing. 'Feral Red' is a homage to the red soils of Jingmai Mountain - full-bodied and rustic, with a fragrance profile that transforms gracefully over time.