Incredible hand rolled black tea from Fujian. An aroma filled with cocoa and black cherry similar to a black forest gateau. Rich with autumn forest tones, nuts and stone fruit astringency.
This tea is hand rolled from leaves picked in Fujian province, an area famous for Gong Fu quality black tea. Shaping the leaves into balls releases more essential oils for a thicker and richer tea.
These taster bags are a great way to sample a tea without buying a larger pack. Each taster bag has enough tea leaves to brew a large family pot or can be split in half if you want to make an individual mug of tea. Do not forget to reinfuse your tea according to our brewing guide recommendations. This means that each taster bag will provide around 4-10 mugs depending on the tea selected.
To brew large leaf black tea Western style, infuse about 2.5g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 95c water for about 1 and a half minutes. You can reinfuse up to 4 times by adding 60 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
To brew small leaf black tea Gong fu style, infuse about 6g of leaf per 150ml of 95c water for about 10 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 8 times by adding about 5 seconds for every subsequent infusion.
For details on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the
Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking tea: Boosts your immune system - Lowers blood sugar levels - Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay - Slows the aging process - Helps reduce the risk of cancer - Lowers Cholesterol - Aids in weight loss by burning calories - Reduces high blood pressure - Helps prevent arthritis - Reduces the risk of heart disease - Reduces the risk of stroke - Lowers the risk of blood clot.
“Despite the Summer heat, I would like to recommend one of the most unusual, hand rolled black teas.
For me, the Phoenix Ball Black tea is a little escape to the sweet world of cocoa, chocolate and black cherry, similar to black forest gateau.
Anytime, when I feel that I want something sweet, I go for this tea, which is my healthy and very tasty alternative to my sweet desire.”