Cai Xia Qimen (Sunrise Qimen Organic)
Cai Xia Qimen (Sunrise Qimen Organic)
China / Anhui Province
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Tea Notes

The dry leaves of black tea made from this cultivar appear dense and tightly curled but when infused they reveal themselves to be soft and tender, yielding an aroma that is both is subtle and persistent. Their flavour lacks the tannic heaviness of other black tea, instead its infusion is refreshingly delicate with the clean complexity of light brown sugar. Qimen Cai Xia’s namesake is its colour - deep cinnabar, radiant as the sky at sunrise. Appropriately enough, it makes for an excellent morning tea, freshening your mood with a beautiful aroma and a sweet flavour that sustains through multiple infusions.

Brewing Instructions

Teaware: 250ml glass, porcelain, or yixing pot

Amount: 2 rounded teaspoons (3g) of tea leaves

Water: 100°C (boiling) filtered water

Infusions: First infusion at least 2 minutes. The leaves are good for 5 infusions.