A smoked black tea from the province of Fujian in China. This tea is first withered over pine or cedarwood fires, then the leaves are rolled and fermented, before being dried in bamboo baskets hanging over a pinewood fire.
Tradition has it that this tea was created ‘accidentally’. During the Qing dynasty, 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 flavour.
We suggest to enjoy this tea during mealtime.
Main flavour : Smoky notes