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Dong Fang HongGarden Direct Black Tea

$18.00
50g

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Description

Harvest Date: March 13th, 2019
Elevation: 1,100m
Cultivar: Qingxin

Dong Fang Hong ("Eastern Beauty Red") is a new style of Hong Cha ("red tea" aka "black tea" in the West) that combines oolong and red tea processing methods. Our partners in Doi Mae Salong produced this tea using the Qingxin cultivar for its intense aromatic potential. Made from tender early spring sprouts, Dong Fang Hong has amazing notes of nectar, rose and orange blossom honey with an elegant tannin structure and extensive brewing patience. As you work through your infusions note the flavor of Cinnamomum verum begin to develop and a pleasant lozenge like mouthfeel. This year the bushes were stressed by drought which inspires a special wintergreen "minty" note. Our Founder and Tea Buyer Joshua joined the harvest firsthand in Northern Thailand. Check out his Instagram @rishitea_joshua to see photos from the harvest!


Origin

Doi Mae Salong, Thailand

Tasting Notes

Notes of nectar, rose and orange blossom honey with an elegant tannin structure.

Ingredients

Black tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea leaves to a Gaiwan or Gongfu Teapot (per 150ml).
Use 200°F water
Infuse for 45 seconds and decant.
2nd infusion: 15 seconds
3rd infusion: 30 seconds
4+: add 15 seconds per infusion


Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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