2007 Wild Tree Vietnam is a post-fermented dark tea from the Cao Bo forest in Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam. Located at an elevation about 4,200 feet near the border with Yunnan Province in China, the wild-growing trees of Camellia sinensis assamica benefit from a sub-tropical climate. After harvest, heat is applied to the leaves to halt any oxidation. They are then rolled, dried and pile fermented. During the pile fermented process, dry leaves are piled, moisture is added, the leaves are covered and allowed to ferment.
The leaves yield a smooth, sweet, complex, and clean medium-bodied infusion with the typical notes of a Shou Pu-er tea - deep, earthy, forest floor, but sweeter.