OMG this tea is incredible. I got distracted and steeped for 6 minutes. It was really, really dark, so I added a bit of milk (which I don’t usually do). I’m not sure my palate is refined enough to detect all of the different tastes that came through, but I can say the flavors are deep and varied. Very smooth and naturally sweet — not a hint of bitterness. I did a second steep for 4 minutes and drank without milk. Still sooo good. I think I’ve found my new breakfast tea. So far, the first two I’ve tried from my Zhi Tea purchase have been amazing. Can’t wait to try the others.
This incredible black tea from Southeast Asia comes from 500-800 year old reclaimed tea trees in a remote H’mong village. A fair trade system was set up for the villagers who manage and care for these precious tea trees to help protect the tea and reward the caregivers. The resulting tea is totally smooth and malty, like a fine keemun. the cup is deep golden brown with a caramel nose. Complex, robust flavor that is in a class of its own.