Honey Fragrance red tea is made with Si Ji Chun varietal by Master Xie, a MOA organic certified, Award winning, third Generation farmer in Ming Jian, Nantou, Taiwan. In summer, the leaves are bug bitten by katydids much like Oriental Beauty. When leaves are bug-bitten, saliva reacts with the compounds in the tea to start oxidation before the leaves are even plucked. This tea is from the same harvest and farmer as our Honey fragrance oolong only processed as a red tea (black tea in the West). You’ll find a musky, honey fragrance that lingers in the back of your throat and uplifting Qi!
Origin: Ming Jian, Nantou, Taiwan
Harvest: Summer 2015
Color of liquor: brownish-orange
Aroma: sweet, vegetal, honey
Flavor: mineral, roots, humid, sweet
Steeping time: 1min; 2min; 3min