Made from ancient plants, our Orthodox Smoked Black Tea is the traditional tea prepared and consumed by the hill artisans over the centuries.
This is a strong and dark tea with a senational smoky flavour. The distinct smoky flavour compliments the sweet wild black tea, making for a refreshing cup of tea.
Processing : This tea is handpicked, withered, hand-rolled, oxidised, sundried and then smoked in forest firewood. The rolled leaf will not be fully sun dried and the complete drying will take place on top of the kitchen fireplace for several days until the desired smokiness level is achieved.
Harvest : 2021 Summer
Appearance : Deep Red
Taste : Smoke, muscatel, raisins, peppermint
Steeping Time : 3-4 minutes western style, 20 seconds gongfu style adding 5 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio : 1 gram per 100ml for western style, 3 grams per 100ml for gongfu style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 90-95°C