Tasting Notes: Silky, amber liquor with notes of sweet potato, dried fruit, and summer squash.
This special, spring harvest organic black tea from Fujian Province is produced at 800m by Mr. He. He is a creative and innovative tea producer and this experiment yields delicious results. Using a cultivar, Jin Guan Yin, that is usually used in Wuyi Mountains for oolong production, Mr. He applies the traditional method of black tea production instead. The cup reveals an extraordinary silkiness and fruity profile.
Low in tannins, but high in flavor, a cup of Jin Guan Yin Hong organic black tea has notes of sweet potato and dried fruits. Pair this elegant tea with an afternoon treat and have a beautiful evening.
Depending on your preference, you can brew your Jin Guan Yin Hong Western-style or using a traditional Chinese teaware. Western-style brewers may anticipate 2-3 steeps from each portion of tea. Using a traditional gaiwan or yixing teapot, your Jin Guan Yin Hong may yield 6-8 gorgeous infusions. Remember to steep your leaves for increasing intervals with each brew.
Black teas are fully oxidized tea leaves that are created by the will of the producer to create a robust and structured cup. Bearing this in mind, they are the most likely to become bitter and astringent if over brewed. Black tea should be brewed between two and four minutes, according to the style of the tea and your taste, with water just off boil at around 205 degrees. Our high quality black teas may be infused multiple times and will yield different expressions in each infusion.
What is Black Tea?
Black teas are made from fully oxidized leaves. The Chinese refer to black teas as "red teas" in reference to the copper colored of their infusion. Developed in the 18th century, the production process of black tea begins with withering of the leaves, and then moves to rolling, oxidation, drying, sorting, sifting and sometimes, an optional firing.
Health Benefits of Black Tea
Congratulations, if you are drinking tea, you have already chosen an incredible, healthful beverage. Tea is considered in many cultures to have medicinal properties. All tea comes from the same plant family, camellia sinensis, and therefore all types and styles contain the same components that contribute to significant health benefits. Influence of the varietal, growing conditions, production techniques, and your brewing practices play a role in the antioxidant and caffeine levels of your cup. Although black tea is considered to have higher caffeine than other tea types this is not necessarily true, and we encourage you to read your body's response to each tea, as caffeine levels in any category can vary from tea to tea.