Heavily oxidized at 90 percent, this Hong Cha ("red" tea in China) is categorized as a black tea. Made from a Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid) cultivar in Guangdong, the result is a deep, honey-like flavor. Notes of crème brûlée and brown sugar may come to mind as you continue to sip.
For a lighter brew, use half of the coin (Rosewood Tea Knife recommended for breaking in). For a fuller brew, use full coin. Rinse with boiling spring or filtered water, then steep for up to 45 seconds. Good for multiple steeps.
- Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China
- Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang
- Artisan: Song Lin
- Harvest date: January 2022
- Serving size: 2–4 g per cup; 6-8 g for standard teapot
- Recommended vessel: gaiwan, Yixing teapot, or miniature teapot
Ingredient(s): black tea
Caffeine level: high
Approx. 4 g per coin; one coin is equal to one serving
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