Winter 2021. Alishan. Exceptionally smooth, naturally sweet.
Grown Without Pesticides
75 grams of black tea in a sealed foil bag
This black tea is from Taiwan's Alishan tea district, grown at an altitude of 1300 meters.
This tea is from the Taiwan Tea #18 varietal, also known as Red Jade. It is a small-leaf tea plant ideally suited to the production of black tea.
Black tea is fully fermented, in contrast to our other teas, which are lightly fermented. The tea leaves are whole, and retain their original oblong shape.
This is an exceptionally smooth black tea with a naturally sweet honey flavor. This black tea has a hint of cinnamon without any astringency.
Alishan black tea is grown without pesticides.
Packaged in a sealed foil bag with an attractive display box.
|Harvest Date||October 2021|
| Varietal ||Taiwan Tea #18 (Red Jade - 紅玉)|
|Origin||Alishan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan|
|Elevation ||1,300 meters (4,260 feet)|
|Chinese Name ||阿里山紅茶|
|Pinyin ||Ālǐ shān hóng chá|
Here are some guidelines for brewing Alishan Black tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.
- Water temperature - just below boiling (95 C)
- Quantity - about 1 tablespoon of tea leaves for 500 ml water (17 ounces)
- Brewing time - 3 to 5 minutes
- Stir briskly before serving
The taste of the brewed tea is affected by the water quality, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, type of brewing vessel and the brewing time.