Dark tea is the only one of the six classes of tea from China that are allowed to go through a secondary fermentation process. China is the only country that produces Dark tea and its critical aging process is a highly guarded trade secret. In China these fermented teas are collectively called Hei Cha which means dark tea, and Puer tea is a subcategory of dark tea. Like puer, Dark tea can be aged for extended periods of time, but also can be consumed directly after production.
This Dark tea is from Anhua of Hunan province which has produced Dark tea for centuries. This tea contains dark tea and chopped rose petals. There are many health benefits uniquely attributed to this tea as opposed to other dark teas,. e.g., it is believed that it helps to detox the body three times more than other dark tea and boosts blood circulation twice as much as rose petals alone. It also helps to relax and boost your mood. It is truly an amazing every day tea. It is delicious and easy to brew. The rose aroma of this tea is incredible and its flavor is sensual.
Origin: Anhua, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: 2013
Caffeine level: Low
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
It is full bodied, and has a very smooth and sweet taste with a soft earthy note.
212oF, one heart for 10-12 oz of spring/filtered water, 3-4 minutes for 1st steeping, 2 minutes thereafter, 3-4 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.