This tea comes to us from the Wu Yi Mountains, and is harvested only in the Spring. Carefully selected, golden-tipped leaves and buds yield a full taste that is mild and has complex undertones.
Insider Tip: This tea is one that is hard to keep in stock! If you're a fan of black teas, especially Golden Buds, this will be a treat for you! Iced or hot, you can't go wrong.
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: Organic black tea from China.
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