This Chinese black tea shows the care and skill of everyone involved in growing, picking, and making the tea. You can see plenty of golden tips, which provide a layer of smoothness. Notice as well the cocoa notes and layers of flavors in the cup.
Insider Tip: Try brewing this at 175 and compare the flavor to the traditional approach of 208 water.
Caffeine Level: High.
Black tea, or fully oxidized tea, is made from the same plant as green and white teas, camilla sinensis, but is processed differently. Black teas are traditionally produced from one of two varietals, camilla seninsis seninsis or camilla seninsis assamica. Referred to as 'red tea' in most of Asia, referencing the color of the liquor, it is called black tea in the West in reference to the dry leaf color. In China, black tea refers to a pu-erh. Check out our selection here. Black tea can be processed to have a variety of flavors, from a sweet, smooth cup, to a more malty and bracing cup, much depends on the terroir in which the tea was grown and methods used during drying and processing. Black teas are grown all over Asian, including China, India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Georgia. More recently, tea has begun to be produced in Kenya, Malawai, and other, less traditional locations.
Ingredients: Black tea from Fujian China.