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Peregrine Mountain Eight Ounce
Peregrine Mountain Eight Ounce
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PEREGRINE MOUNTAIN

Ingredients From: China
Region:
Yunnan Province

Grade:
TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)

Manufacture Type:
Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.

Cup Characteristics:
One of the best teas to come from Yunnan Province. A full bodied tea with deep malty notes.

Infusion:
Bright yellow with golden coppery highlights.

Ingredients:
Black tea


Over the years, this fabulous tea has come to be regarded as one of the best produced in Yunnan. Manufactured during the spring flush, the cup overflows with malt and possesses a raw, black character.

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PEREGRINE MOUNTAIN

Ingredients From: China
Region:
Yunnan Province
Grade:
TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Manufacture Type:
Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
Cup Characteristics:
One of the best teas to come from Yunnan Province. A full bodied tea with deep malty notes.
Infusion:
Bright yellow with golden coppery highlights.
Ingredients:
Black tea

The hills of Yunnan teem with wild animals of all shapes and sizes. Due to the variety and diversity of species this lush quarter of the world is considered something of a natural museum. One of the more magnificent of these is a bird of prey, the Peregrine  Falcon, (Falco peregrinus peregrinator), a bird whose range spans South Asia from Pakistan to India, Sri Lanka and Southern China. In some of the region’s remote mountain villages the Peregrine Falcon is revered as a sacred and spiritual bird. Now, as is the case with many animals making their homes in one of the World’s most ancient, continually inhabited places, legends about them abound. Naturally, since Yunnan is also home to some of the finest teas grown on the planet, it follows that one of these tales would involve both the bird and the plant. In fact, according to one such legend, Peregrine 1st Flush Mountain black tea owes its existence to a falcon that lived many centuries ago.

The story goes that one day; a young boy was out hunting rabbits in the hills above his village. Venturing farther up the steep slopes than he’d ever gone before, the boy came across a falcon caught in a type of snare - in those days it was customary for aristocrats to keep the birds as pets. Clearly someone important had left the trap, so the boy studied the markings on its side. Discovering that it belonged to a local warlord, the boy found himself faced with a quandary -rescue the bird and face certain death if caught or let the helpless bird die. The boy closed his eyes to think. Suddenly a brisk wind whipped through the forest carrying with it the pained voice of the falcon. The bird told the boy that if he freed him he would lead the boy to a great field of undiscovered tea. With this new variety of tea the falcon explained the boy could earn enough money to pay a great tribute to the warlord and grow wealthy himself. The boy opened his eyes and released the bird who true to his word directed him to the new tea.And so was born Peregrine First Flush Mountain China Black.

Over the years, this fabulous tea has come to be regarded as one of the best produced in Yunnan. Manufactured during the spring flush, the cup overflows with malt and possesses a raw, black character. Quite simply a wonderful tea with a fascinating back- story.


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