Black Beauty - aged tree tea leaves
Black Beauty - aged tree tea leaves

Black Beauty - aged tree tea leaves

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2024 Harvest, Ancient tree tea, South West Yunnan 

Our ancient Black Tree Tea possesses a unique, rich, wildflower/honey aroma and has a very distinctive chocolate taste. We highly recommend this tea to newbies and connoisseurs alike. It offers a richer and greater complex taste than other common Yunnan black teas making this a rare and special treat.

Made from the ancient (300-year-old) forest-grown tea tree variety, Camellia Taliensis, found only in South West Yunnan. Only fresh leaves of the ancient wild trees are used to craft Black Beauty Tea.

Tea Notes

    • Appearance: Golden brown, tawny

    • Aroma: Wildflowers, cacao, honey,

    • Flavour: Cacao, dark chocolate, caramel, cherry, honey,

    • Mouthfeel: Smooth, full-bodied, malty, long-lasting lingering aftertaste

Brewing Idea

  • 1-3g of tea per teacup (200ml). Boil fresh, filtered water to 95℃. Steep for 2-3 minutes.

  • Try this with a larger leaf ratio and short steeping time too (traditionally called gong fu style). Boil water to 95℃. Use 4-8g tea leaves in your Tea Basket or Gaiwan 
    It should give you 6-8 rounds: start off with 6s, 8s, 10s, 15s, 20s, etc.

  • Worry not if you don’t have traditional gongfu teaware. You can easily use your Tea Basket to steep the tea in your cup or use a small teapot not using more than 150-200ml water. Porcelain is highly recommended, for bringing out the optimal flavour of the Black Beauty tea.