Organic Purple Bud
Taiwan is known for their delicious oolongs so this is no surprise that this black tea made from a cultivar usually used to produce oolong teas is one of our favorites. From the Bihlu Tea Gardens in Nantou County, Taiwan, this organic black tea is another wonderful example of tea master KC Chen’s skill. The Purple Bud is high oxidized, producing a wonderfully fruity aroma and taste. Strong hints of orange peel and cinnamon balance with the nutty, spicy, woody tastes of this robust tea. This is a perfect breakfast tea or for pairing with rich desserts.
Use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a teaspoon. Pour water between 175° – 195° over the leaves and allow to steep for 1 to 3 minutes. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.