Natural Black Tea
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: STOP (Special Tippy Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 ft above sea level
Manufacture Type: Hand sorted Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A flavory full bodied tea with an exotic origin character which tea tasters describe as ‘mouth-feel'.
Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery color
Organic Credentials: 100 % certified by BCS, Germany.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). We recommend adding milk and sugar (if this is to your taste) with this tea.
Cold tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.