Lichuan Hong Cha


TASTING NOTES: honey, brown sugar, pecan pie

This exceptionally fragrant black tea from Lichuan in the Enshi prefecture is truly a hidden gem from China. Lichuan Hong Cha offers delightful notes of honey and brown sugar, making it a perfect companion for hearty meals or sweet treats.

Variety: Black tea, Chinese tea Origin: Hubei, China
€18,00
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Resembling a dark oolong in appearance but boasting a taste all its own, this tea has a remarkable origin story.

Bred in 1999 through a cross between a native Taiwanese tea species and a Burmese sinensis varietal, it was discovered by researchers at the Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station to produce exceptional black tea.

Remarkably smooth on the palate, it delivers a candy-like concord grape flavor balanced by the astringency of grape skins, complemented by subtle hints of chamomile, mint, and fresh-cut flowers, reminiscent of bold Ceylon teas and vibrant, splashy colors.

Careful steeping allows for multiple balanced infusions, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate fruity notes and delightful surprises.

Tea Province

Tea Region

Harvest Year

Tea Season

Nantou, Taiwan

Mingjian (300-400m)

2022

November (winter harvest)

The Kuo Family
📍 Mingjian, Nantou, Taiwan

Tasting notes

Leaf
grape skin, dried chamomile

Cup
dried flowers, fresh wood

Flavor
grapes, sweet flowers, chamomile, mint

Temperature

Tea amount

Water amount

Steeping time

90 °C

3-4 gram

100ml

5 infusions: 45, 45, 45, 60, 90 sec

Temperature

Tea amount

Water amount

Steeping time

90 °C

6 gram

500ml

5 min

Du'sha tea jars

This chic and modern violet glass jar is perfect for tea storage and wonderfully sustainable. The glass is specially treated to protect natural products like herbs, spices, and tea from harmful sunlight, heat, and humidity. You can wash it by hand or in the dishwasher and reuse it indefinitely.

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