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Qing Xin Red

$62.00

Qing Xin Red

  • 漢字 阿里山清心蜜香紅茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted, mi xiang

    flavor notes stone fruit, citrus, honey

    漢字 阿里山清心蜜香紅茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted, mi xiang

    flavor notes stone fruit, citrus, honey

    Described by the teamaker as "a black tea with the spirit of an oolong", Qing Xin Red is our rarest black tea. This innovative harvest combines Taiwan's Qing Xin cultivar (revered for it's elegantly sweet, creamy, and floral taste), with mi xiang crafting and traditional oolong production techniques like rou nian to create one of the most balanced, refined black teas we've tasted.

    The full oxidation of this insect-bitten crop of Qing Xin leaves deepens their flavor, aroma, and finish, resulting in a tea with notes of citrus, bright florals, rich stone fruit, and a persistent honey-like finish. The flavor profile is similar to our Eastern Beauty, but with an even more elegant, complex, and balanced taste.

  • Brewing Guide

    The leaves of Qing Xin Red are long and wiry, making this tea deceptively lightweight - we recommend weighing your leaves for an accurate dose, as they will occupy more volume in your brewing vessel than you may be accustomed to.

    Thanks to its meticulous craftsmanship, Qing Xin Red is forgiving to brew, and we recommend longer infusions to appreciate the full spectrum of its flavor; we've found that brewing in either a gaiwan or tea bowl yields the best results.

    shop gaiwans
    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    time 3 min
    shop teapots
    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 6 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    time 5 min
    shop infusers
    Infuser Cup
    leaves 3.5 grams
    temp
    195 ° F
    time
    1 min 30 sec
    shop tea bowls
    Tea Bowl
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    shop gaiwans
    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    time 3 min
    shop teapots
    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 6 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    time 5 min
    shop infusers
    Infuser Cup
    leaves 3.5 grams
    temp 195 ° F
    time 1 min 30 sec
    shop tea bowls
    Tea Bowl
    leaves 3 grams
    temp 195 ° F