The Tao Of Tea 2005 Dian Hong contains 100 percent Organic Black Tea Leaves. A sweet, earthy, smooth brew with a gentle fragrance. A beautiful black tea Bing Cha ‘tea cake’ from central Yunnan province, China. During the third century BC the central area of Yunnan was known as Dian. As a result, the term “Dian Hong” is often used to delineate Yunnan black teas. Tea purists seek only the clean, clear and pure flavor of the leaf. This is because the unadulterated leaf has the capacity to provide an experience which has inspired many artists, musicians, philosophers and monks. Our company is based on this premise and offers great quality leaf that is fresh, flavorful and full of soul. Only a small portion of all tea made in the world comprises the ‘orthodox’ or full leaf style of processing. In addition, only a few tea areas remain where ‘old-style’ hand processing is still practiced from tea plants that grow wild or those that have been preserved for centuries. The Tao of Tea works primarily with tea growers that practice this true art of tea making.
For a black tea that is NOT Puerh by the way, it seems very expensive to me. There is nothing special about the taste. I have been using it to make Kombucha tea because this tea isn’t robust enough for me (I prefer puerh for my hot tea).
The packaging isn’t great. Looks nice, but being wrapped in paper, placed in a wooden box, & then having a plastic plexi glass type cover that slides into place doesn’t exactly scream “fresh” to me. Because it’s in cake form, I didn’t have any storage jars to keep it in.
If you are looking for a potent black tea, try one of the puerh cakes. You may either love it or hate it. It’s one of those things. If you aren’t feeling daring, then you might want to consider looking into Davidson’s Teas right here on amazon. You can get some amazing prices on their organic teas & they have a good selection. Plus you can save even more with the subscribe & save.
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