A smoked black tea from the province of Fujian in China. This tea is first withered over pine or cedar wood fires. The leaves are then rolled and fermented, before being dried in bamboo baskets which hang over a pinewood fire.
Tradition has it that this tea was created accidentally during the Qing dynasty. Legend has it that villagers were unable to dry their tea harvest due to the presence of an Imperial Chinese army unit. When the soldiers left, a peasant lit a fire under the leaves to speed up the drying process, imparting the characteristically smoky flavor, and creating a whole new way to enjoy tea.
Main flavor: Smoky
Suggestions for preparing
4.4 oz Metal Tin
Metal tin containing 4.4 oz of loose tea. Hermetic and easily recloseable, which allows the tea to preserve and keep its flavor. Re-usable, this metal tin can be refilled with Kusmi loose tea or muslin bags.