Only 50 available. Tea cigars are a labor of love for the Phou Noy minority women who carefully hand-pick the best leaves from ancient tea trees. The leaves are later pressed together with bamboo, which results in soft tasting notes. These tea cigars make unique gifts and/or a fun introduction to the world of Laotian tea.
Origin: Phongsaly, Laos
Harvest Date: Spring 2021
Ingredient(s): green tea and/or black tea (often called “red tea”)
- Caffeine level: Moderate
- 50 g per tea cigar (approx. 8 servings)
How to Brew
Gongfu Style: Add 4–5 grams of leaves per 6 ounces of heated water (90°C) to gaiwan or yixing teapot. After a brief rinse, steep for 5 – 15 seconds (up to 1 min for following steeps).
Teapot: Add 5 grams of leaves per 6 ounces of heated water (100°C). After a brief rinse, steep for up to 2 minutes.