Classic Chinese

A Black Tea from


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Tea type
Black Tea
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Chocolate, Hay, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Fruity, Butter, Cherry, Dark Wood, Molasses, Cocoa, Earth, Wood, Caramel, Dark Bittersweet, Floral, Raisins, Smoke
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Typical Preparation
Use 9 oz / 253 ml of water
Set water temperature to 195 °F / 90 °C
Use 5 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 30 sec
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“Backlog: This is the third tea that I’ve tried from this company, and I love it too. I have been very impressed with everything that I’ve tried from them. The leaves are gorgeous (I love that the...” Read full tasting note
“This was a pleasant cup. I quite enjoyed it. A little smokey, a touch of hay, and a nice coppery background with a bare hint of malt and astringency. Perfect for sipping on while I study for my...” Read full tasting note
“The Classic Chinese doesn’t just smell “classic” when dry. Book fiends will get lost with their noses in it, with the leaves’ aroma of ancient dark halls filled with heavy scrolls; a library from...” Read full tasting note
“Sad sad day. I was expecting my delivery of samples from Joseph Wesley earlier this week. Despite tracking saying it delivered, it had not! So, this weekend the package finally arrives. With a note...” Read full tasting note


Joseph Wesley’s Black Tea No. 3 is an organically-certified hand-harvested tea from the famed Long Jing cultivars of China’s Zhejiang Province. The tea was harvested from the mountains of Zhu Jia Jian island in the Putuo district of the Zhoushan archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Bold and straightforward this delightful tea can be enjoyed throughout the day and will pair with any of your favorite adjuncts (milk and sugar / spice and honey). Because we had this tea crafted from the same tea leaves and gardens as Joseph Wesley’s Dragonwell Seasonal Release, you can sample a flight of both to experience how the oxidation process unique to black teas fundamentally changes the color, taste and aroma of a single tea leaf.

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