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Black Tea

Known as hong cha or "red tea" in China, black teas are fully oxidized, resulting in the rich and warm flavors for which they are known.

  • Lishan Hong, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 梨山紅茶, 蜜香

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes caramel, honey

    漢字 梨山紅茶, 蜜香

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes caramel, honey

    Lishan Hong is the most unique crop of aphid bitten black tea we found this year. This third generation tea grower's wife acquired a small crop of bug bitten Formosa qing xin oolong from Lishan and crafted it as a "hong cha" or red tea. Similar to our Sun Moon...


  • Formosa Red Native Cultivar, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 原種蜜香

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes fruit, honey

    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 原種蜜香

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes fruit, honey

    We are not certain how long the tea plants for our Formosa Red, Native Cultivar have been in existence. The varietal had grown wild in Taiwan and largely ignored until the colonial Japanese administration identified it as a potential candidate for black tea production in the early 1900s. Thereafter, the...


  • Formosa Red #18, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 十八號

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes chestnuts, honey

    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 十八號

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes chestnuts, honey

    Black tea crafting in Taiwan was initiated by the Japanese in 1903. In 1926, the first Assam cultivar was introduced and planted around the hills of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County. This lake’s climate, environment, and terroir was deemed the most similar to the Assam tea gardens of India....


  • Formosa Red, Assam
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    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 阿薩姆

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes rich, smooth

    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 阿薩姆

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes rich, smooth

    One of three Formosa Reds from a tea garden located just outside Yu-chih Village, in the hills surrounding Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County, Taiwan. This is a pure-stock Assam, brought to Taiwan in the first half of the 20th century by the colonial Japanese in an effort to develop a...


  • Gold Thread Reserve
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    漢字 極品金芽滇紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, molasses

    漢字 極品金芽滇紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, molasses

    Our Gold Thread Reserve is the first pick of the Spring season, from Feng Qing tea garden. It is comprised of young tender leaf buds, each individually hand-picked to not only deliver the aromatics for which this tea is known, but also the sweetness and exceptionally smooth mouth feel that...


  • Golden Monkey, First Pick
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    漢字 金芽猴子紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa, malt

    漢字 金芽猴子紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa, malt

    Our Golden Monkey, First Pick comes from a tea garden on Jiulong Hill, in the eastern part of the Wuyi Mountain range. The area sees abundant rainfall, the climate is moist, the environment pure and the resulting tea leaves and its craftsmanship, exquisite. Picked in mid-March, it is the first...


  • Three Cultivar Red
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    漢字 三品紅

    origin Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes citrus, smoke

    漢字 三品紅

    origin Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes citrus, smoke

    Our Three Cultivar Red is a unique blend of three varieties from Wuyi Shan and Fujian Province. In a world defined by tradition and age-old crafting methods, this tea is a rare innovation. The tea maker who created it is amongst a small group experimenting with new cultivars and crafting...


  • Yunnan Pearl
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    Yunnan Pearl

    $19.50

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes smoke, cacao nibs

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes smoke, cacao nibs

    Harvested late spring in Yunnan Province, our Yunnan Pearl uses the young buds along with two or three more mature leaves from the top of the plant. As the tea oxidizes, the youngest leaves become a bright golden color, while the mature leaves turn a deep black color. These tea...


  • Golden Monkey
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    Golden Monkey

    $16.00

    漢字 金猴子有機紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes smooth, roasted yam

    漢字 金猴子有機紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes smooth, roasted yam

    Gathered in April from the Wuyi Mountains of Northern Fujian. Fully enzymatically oxidized gold-tipped leaves and buds, crafted by hand into the shape of a monkey's paw. Red amber color, light for a black tea, exceptionally smooth and tannin free with notes of oven-roasted sweet potato. The relatively low astringency...


  • Keemun
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    Keemun

    $14.00

    v

    Keemun

    漢字 祁門紅茶

    origin Qimen County, Anhui

    craft chopped

    flavor notes bold, crisp

    漢字 祁門紅茶

    origin Qimen County, Anhui

    craft chopped

    flavor notes bold, crisp

    Developed by a Chinese mandarin in 1875 to satiate the increasing demand for tea in Europe, Keemun quickly became the primary tea export of late 19th century imperial China. Today, it is a key component in traditional English Breakfast blends, but usually used in smaller quantities because of its cost...


  • Lapsangsouchong
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    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes bold, smoke

    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes bold, smoke

    Lapsangsouchong originated during the tumult of the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war that waged through southern China from 1850 to 1864. While in the Wuyi Mountains, Taiping soldiers used bags of maocha, or unfinished tea, as resting cushions. Their weight crushed and damaged the leaves, encouraging the oxidation that transformed...


  • Lychee Black
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    Lychee Black

    $12.00

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes bold, lychee

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes bold, lychee

    The lychee an indigenous fruit found in abundance in Southern China and Southeast Asia. Its natural sweetness and perfume pairs perfectly with black tea, creating a delicious and mild infusion that is as good served cold as it is served warm. Lychee Black is an easy tea to brew. Done...


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