Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Black Beauty — Gu Shu Ailao Hong Cha

Regular price$60.00
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Black Beauty (Gu Shu Ailao Hong Cha) is a beautiful Red Tea (Hong Cha) from Ailao Mountains, Yunnan Province with a honey sweet, fruity, chocolate taste and a viscous, heavy bodied, juicy mouthfeel.

Like all of our teas, we only source the "Grand Cru" version of Black Beauty (Gu Shu Ailao Hong Cha) through our exclusive relationships with the most sought after tea farmers in China.

Tea Profile

  • Category: Red Tea (Hong Cha)
  • Location: Ailao Mountains, Yunnan Province
  • Pick: Spring 2019
  • Special Properties: Ancient (Gu Shu)
  • Taste: Honey Sweet, Fruity, Chocolate
  • Mouthfeel: Viscous, Heavy Bodied, Juicy
  • Sensory Experience: Warming, Grounding
  • Roast: None
  • Oxidation: Heavy

Best Brewed in Glass or Ceramic

Water Temperature 170°F
Amount of tea 5 grams of tea
Brew Covered or Uncovered Uncovered
Rinse None
Brew Times

Ceramic or Glass

  • 1st Brew: 3 minutes
  • 2nd Brew: 2 minutes
  • 3rd Brew: 2 minutes

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