Sichuan Imperial Gongfu Black Tea
This is an exceptionally well made black tea from Gao Xian county, in southwestern Sichuan province. Hand harvested and carefully crafted, you will be impressed by its aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate, with a hint of roasted black cherry delivering a nicely complex finish. A very versatile tea, perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, especially with hearty meals or chocolate brownies and other sweets.
This is an exceptionally well made black tea from Gao Xian county, in southwestern Sichuan province, China. Sichuan black tea is one of the three major gongfu black tea producing regions in China, along with Keemen black and Yunnan Dian Hong. There are many organic tea gardens in the mountains of Luo Chang town at an altitude of about 1000 meters in Gao Xian county. This tea has a romantic name Gui Fei means concubine, Hong means red. "Hong Cha" or Red Tea in Chinese refers to the reddish color of the infusions, though these teas are broadly referred to as black teas in the west. This tea is hand-picked from fine tender leaves in early March and carefully crafted. The picking standard is one bud, two leaves. The process of withering, rolling, and firing requires special skills and great care, thus produced the very fine, golden tippy, and tightly twisted dry leaves and yield an amazing cup.
Origin: Gao Xian county, Sichuan, China
Harvest Time: April 2017
Caffeine level: High
Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, with hearty meals or with chocolate brownies and other sweets. Enjoyed on its own or with food.
Health Benefits: Black tea has great health benefits, especially in helping weight control.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
- Helps in weight management
- Helps in soothing stomach and digestive system
This tea has reddish liquor, an aroma of roasted black cherry, and a full body with notes of malt and chocolate. Slightly smoky and naturally sweet.
200oF, 4g (1 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 2 minutes, 3-4 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.