Crimson Needle
Crimson Needle

Crimson Needle — Fujian Hong Cha

Regular price$32.00
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Crimson Needle (Fujian Hong Cha) is a beautiful Red Tea (Hong Cha) from Fujian Province with a honey sweet, fruity, slightly smoky taste and a viscous, heavy bodied, juicy mouthfeel.

Like all of our teas, we only source the "Grand Cru" version of Crimson Needle (Fujian Hong Cha) through our exclusive relationships with the most sought after tea farmers in China.

About Crimson Needle

You won't find Crimson Needle in any other tea shop, because we buy the entire stock every year. Why? It is such a unique tea.

The trees that produce Crimson Needle were lost over one hundred thirty years ago. Peasants planted them in a forest, and when they left the area, the forest grew around the tea trees.

However, a farmer from thirty miles away recently rediscovered the tea trees within the overgrown forest. Although he does not usually make Red tea, he decided to do so to bring out the richest flavors with these old leaves. We liked the tea so much that we decided we would exclusively buy all of his crop every year.

Tea Profile

  • Category: Red Tea (Hong Cha)
  • Location: Fujian Province
  • Pick: Spring 2019
  • Taste: Honey Sweet, Fruity, Slightly Smoky
  • Mouthfeel: Viscous, Heavy Bodied, Juicy
  • Sensory Experience: Warming
  • Roast: None
  • Oxidation: Heavy

Best Brewed in Glass or Ceramic

Water Temperature 175°F
Amount of tea 4 grams of tea
Brew Covered or Uncovered Uncovered
Rinse None
Brew Times

Ceramic or Glass

  • 1st Brew: 4 minutes
  • 2nd Brew: 2 minutes
  • 3rd Brew: 3 minutes

In Store Pickup is free at our Oakland location.

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