Our last trip during our Chinese trip in 2019 was up to Gulou in Hunan Province. It turns out that we were the first Western tea buyers to visit this hidden valley about 4 hours south of Changsha. As we wound our way up the river valley, the air got fresher and we got more excited. We stopped at the factory of Mrs. Xiao. She has run it for the last 13 years and built a beautiful garden that makes great teas. The Wild Black is from leaves found outside of the garden. Since they do not have the attention from the workers, the umami is slightly less than the Sweet Black, however it is a lovely Wild tea.