What is Sunrise Qimen Black Tea?
The Sunrise Qimen Black Tea, a special tea made from early spring leaves. The small spring tea leaves are carefully rolled to produce a whole leaf tea. Delicate, sweet and complex best describes the flavour of this beautiful sunrise coloured tea. There is no hint of tannins and it is the perfect Qimen for Sunday morning breakfast tea with its many infusions.
What is Chinese Black Tea?
Tea farmers in China have a long history in making Green, Oolongs and Puer Tea but Black tea (or Red Tea) was a new addition for the Chinese tea farmers. Fujian province is the birthplace of Chinese Black Tea about 450 years ago. The select teas from Fujian include Lapsang Bohea. Yunnan is another province that is famous for Black Tea which includes Golden Buds and the ever affordable Golden Peacock Qimen county is located in Anhui Province, China where previously Black Tea was chopped during processing. In the past decade, they are now picking the tea early and processing beautiful whole leaf tea.
How to enjoy your tea
It is better to drink Chinese Black Tea without milk. However, milk can be added to a large number of Indian black teas. The Chinese tea is full of flavours and aroma which would be hidden in milk. The whole leaf black tea from China, allows you to use the leaves multiple times to extract the full flavour held within the leaves. Hot black tea is delicious with breakfast foods or sweet pastries. Black tea is very good as a stock for cooking risottos and slow cook meats. What not try this Black tea and Mushroom Risotto Black Tea and Mushroom Risotto
Location: Anhui Province
Tea Cultivar: Xiao Chu Ye Zhong
Tea Master: Wang Chang
Harvest Time: April
Teaware: 250ml glass, porcelain or yixing clay pot
Amount: 2 rounded teaspoons (3g) of tea leaves
Water: 100°C (boiling) filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 2 minutes
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