Imagine sipping honey from an orchid, while sitting in a lush forest after a morning rain. This tea has a mysterious energy that lingers in the mouth; you may ‘feel’ this tea long after drinking it. Smooth mouthfeel, soothing in the throat, with a long lingering honey sweetness. Bliss in tea form.
Like our Golden Flower, this Dark Tea is made by compressing the leaves into bricks and allowing them to age and ferment. This process yields flavors and aromas that can't be found in any other teas. This is the highest grade of Fu Cha, picked from buds and young leaves and aged for years before being compressed and packaged.
Originally sold in large bricks, we have broken down the tea leaves for your convenience. As with all Dark Tea, it will improve year over year (if you can resist drinking it all!).
Heavenly Sips (Tian Jian)
Leaf: 2 tsp (4g) for a small pot, 3 tsp (6g) for a large pot
Water: Full boil
Time: 1-2 minutes
'Wake up the Leaves' before your first brew: add enough boiling water to cover the leaves, then discard. This tea can be brewed many times.
Size: 50 grams (1.8 oz)
Type: Dark Tea or Pu'er
Origin: Shaanxi, China
Character: Flowery, Sweet/Honey, Soothing