2022 'Recombinator' Black Tea
A fresh spring ‘dian hong’ with a large proportion of buds in the picking, hand-rolled and sun-dried. Strong red-fruit fragrance, a balance of punchiness and smooth sweetness, and plenty of endurance. Once again, this tea is a joyful showcase of the qualities that make Yunnan tea so desirable to us—healthy, genetically diverse trees left to grow mixed amongst the lush forest, simple but well-executed processing, and a huge amount of resteepability. Brewed light this tea is quenching and soft; brewed heavier it’s rich, fruity and satisfying with none of the typical ‘black tea bite’ from excessive tannins.
The wrapper art was produced with an image courtesy of Alexander Holland, Jay Black, and Julian Rutten.
Spring 2022 material, 200g per compressed cake, with five cakes in each traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut/broken from 200g cakes and sealed into bags.
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Use boiling water (100C).
We recommend approx 1g of tea per 15ml of water for Gongfu-style brewing in a teapot or gaiwan. Rinse the leaves once and then brew several times until there is no flavour left.
For Western-style brewing in a larger teapot, use approx. 5g per 100ml of water. You can re-brew the leaves a few times.
To brew direct in a mug, use 1-2g of tea in the bottom of the cup, fill with boiling water, and drink once cool. Re-fill the cup with more water when you've drunk 1/3rd of the tea. Repeat until there is no more flavour left.
All of our teas are suitable for long-term storage and aging.
Keep your tea away from sunlight and strong smells, and somewhere with stable climate conditions.
You can keep it sealed inside the re-usable bag the tea comes in, or another non-porous container.