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Chinese Black Tea

Chinese Black Tea

The whole range of these handmade teas deserves to be tried. They are intriguingly varied in character but are all surprisingly rich, sweet and malty with subtle chocolatey undertones and make wonderful breakfast teas. Amongst them you will find teas seldom seen outside of China and batches made to our specific specification. Most of them are suitable for taking with milk but are equally at home without. The brewing procedure is quite different though, depending which method you opt for. If you take them with milk brew them like an Assam, for between 5-7 minutes. If you prefer it without milk, brew for two minutes and then using the same leaves you can brew once or twice again. The difference in flavour is most beguiling.

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  1. Keemun Lion Mountain

    Keemun Lion Mountain

    Chinese black teas are very versatile for the fact that, depending on one's taste, they can be made strongly and drunk with milk, or taken black when a bright, gentle brew may be appreciated in the early evening. This Keemun from the Lion Mountain in Anhui province to the west of Shanghai is the next highest grade after the Hao Ya teas. Its flavour is malty with a subtle hint of fruit and its famed aroma is compared to orchid, rose and chocolate, which is also evident in the infusion. A very reasonably priced tea for its high quality.

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    £4.20 per 100g

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  2. Russian Caravan

    Russian Caravan

    A classic blend that has doubtless changed over the centuries but this version is still incredibly popular. It is a blend of two distinctive types of tea from China that combine to produce a smooth, light and refreshing cup. It is equally at home with or without milk and makes a delightful afternoon tea.

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  3. Smoky Caravan

    Smoky Caravan

    A blend not dissimilar to our Russian Caravan but with the addition of some Tarry Lapsang Souchong. In truth, this recipe is closer to the original 'Russian Caravan' flavour which has changed over the years to suit the British palate. One can, however, imagine this tea brewing on top of a steaming Samovar and listening to Alexander Pushkin reciting his poems.

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    £5.00 per 100g

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  4. Black Mini Tuo Cha

    Black Mini Tuo Cha

    Whilst not a 'Pu Erh' fermented tea, this tea is grown in Pu Erh and manufactured like a black tea. These shapes are like miniature bird nests and are individually wrapped in paper. They are lighter and smoother than other types of Pu Erh with a less earthy flavour, more like Keemun.

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    £6.50 per 100g

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  5. Yunnan Imperial

    Yunnan Imperial

    This is a remarkably fine tea for such a small amout of money. It is thick liquored but will not become bitter, even if brewed for ten or more minutes. Its leaf appearance this year is much larger than usual because of weather conditions, meaning it needs a lengthy infusion time to yield all the flavour locked up in them. In the cup it is delicious, with all the typical Yunnan characteristics evident, such as sweet pepperiness and caramel. It is a splendid breakfast tea on its own and is also useful in a blend, adding great weight and smoothness.

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    £7.00 per 100g

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  6. Black Spring Spiral

    Black Spring Spiral

    This beautiful looking, hand made tea full of golden haired tips offers a silky, chocolate like infusion with the complex notes found in fine Yunnan teas, such as pepper, honey and malt. The nature of the leaves manufacture means that the infusion is lighter than some other black chinese teas making consumption without milk pleasant too.

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    £10.00 per 100g As low as: £7.50

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  7. Keemun Hao Ya

    Keemun Hao Ya

    One of the world's best black teas and one from our range with a deeply devoted following. It is deliciouly complex in flavour with a rich liquor that makes it a perfect breakfast tea. This is Lion Mountain's finest offering, although only a very small quantity is made. It has a complex, smooth, malty flavour and golden infusion, with a beautiful hand crafted leaf. A superb tea that can take milk and makes a delightful afternoon drink. Hao Ya is one of China’s ‘Famous Ten’ teas and along with the best Darjeeling offerings considered one of the best black teas in the world.

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    £13.00 per 100g As low as: £7.50

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  8. Sichuan Zao Bai Jian Spring

    Sichuan Zao Bai Jian Spring

    This is my favourite and one of the best black Chinese teas I have ever tasted, the other is the significantly more expensive, Summer Sichuan Zao Bai Jian. Even in the dry leaf it has the wonderful aroma of chocolate covered Turkish Delight, more when infused and the taste reminds me of Bournvita, with its silky blend of real cocoa and malt. The appearance of the fine, golden tipped, tightly twisted leaves is also an indication of the respect this tea has in China's tea market. Learn More
    £26.00 per 100g As low as: £7.50

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  9. Black Phoenix from Honey Orchid Tree

    Black Phoenix from Honey Orchid Tree

    Phoenix teas are normally produced as Oolongs but at our request this has been made into a black tea. And what an amazing tea it is, the like of which I have never tasted before. Dan Cong teas are famous for the characteristic of mimicking the flavours of different flowers and fruits, depending upon the strain from which they are made. This black tea has been made from Mi Lan, the Honey Orchid strain. It is hard to describe the complexity of fragrance and flavour in this tea but it is intense, with prominent notes of peach, mango and apricot released seemingly in waves upon the tongue with a rich malty finish.

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    £50.00 per 100g As low as: £8.00

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