The major producing region of Fujian brings us these small dark leaves with coppery buds and fragrances of opulent flowers (peony), musk, and sweet spices. On the palate, its sweet taste combines with a range of woody (conifer) and fruity aromas. Supple and balanced, its liquor offers a lovely gourmet persistence of cocoa and peanut oil. A must for any fan of black tea.
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With its large leaves (Da Ye) in southwest China (Yunnan), this tea has been lightly rolled into long golden twists.
Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.
This black tea from Fujian (Wuyi Mountains) has beautiful full leaves, slightly rolled into thin twists. The vegetal (roasted parsnip) aromas and malty, nutty and chocolatey notes are superimposed on the bittersweet character of the liquor. The presence of buds is also manifested by a floral and sweet finish.
Rooibos is a plant of the legume family from South Africa. Commonly called "red tea", Rooibos has nothing to do with the plant camellia sinensis. It contains no caffeine, is high in minerals and has a fruity and sharp, deep red, liquor.
These large, dark, metallic leaves come from the blue mountains of the Nilgiris, in Southern India. It is a stunning example of a tea from this category and is sure to please fans of light and aromatic black teas. Fruity (candied papaya, peach) and lightly floral (osmanthus) bouquet.
Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan.
Temi, for many years the only garden in Sikkim, produces its teas in the style of neighbouring Darjeeling. This summer harvest has whole leaves of varied colours and is rich with fine buds. Its amber and woody liquor is enhanced by delicious aromas of spices and cocoa. A strong and honest tea is softened by gentle notes of Muscat.
Produced at 1600 meters in the mountains of Rwanda by a cooperative of farmers, this black tea shows the classic breakfast signature style.
Classic Chinese Black Tea from Qimen (Keemun) region, in Anhui province. One of the most popular black teas in China. Made mostly from mature leaves with little to no buds, this type of harvest is Anhui’s specialty (a similar pluck to the Lu An Gua Pian).
This innovation from Japan features a tea from a controlled fermentation with an assorted mix of fine khaki leaves. Its dark red liqueur is rich and full, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, bark and roasted cereal. Hints of spices (vanilla) and sugar embellish the flavours of this surprising (and difficult to classify) tea: Pu er or black tea ?!