Kwangsi B.P. China Black Tea
Kwangsi Broken Pekoe
Black Teas are made by – Withering – The plucked leaf is first spread on racks in a current of warm, dry air. This removes the moisture from the leaf, leaving it limp. Rolling – The withered leaf is crushed by rolling, or cutting, tearing and curling. This releases the natural juices. Fermentation – The crushed leaf is then allowed to ferment to a bright, coppery color. The leaves have absorbed oxygen which causes the color change. Drying – The fermented leaf is then dried by hot air to become the familiar black tea.