Thousand Taels
Thousand Taels

Thousand Taels — Qianliang

Regular price$51.00
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Thousand Taels (Qianliang) is a beautiful Black Tea (Hei Cha) from Anhua, Hunan Province with a bamboo taste and a drying mouthfeel.

Like all of our teas, we only source the "Grand Cru" version of Thousand Taels (Qianliang) through our exclusive relationships with the most sought after tea farmers in China.

About Thousand Taels

Thousand Taels is one of two hei cha we carry that are not Pu'er teas. What this means is a completely different drinking experience from what you'd expect from a fully fermented tea.

Very old, traditional tea production techniques went into creating Thousand Taels that are unique to the village it is from in Hunan. Moreover, the tea leaves are picked at a higher elevation, giving them a hardier character.

Tea Profile

  • Category: Black Tea (Hei Cha)
  • Location: Anhua, Hunan Province
  • Pick: Spring 2015
  • Special Properties: Fermented
  • Taste: Bamboo
  • Mouthfeel: Drying
  • Sensory Experience: Energizing, Warming
  • Roast: None
  • Oxidation: None

Best Brewed in Glass or Ceramic

Water Temperature 175°F
Amount of tea 5 grams of tea
Brew Covered or Uncovered Uncovered
Rinse Use 200 degree water to do 20 second covered rinse of tea leaves. Pour off and do not use. Proceed to brew tea.
Brew Times

Ceramic or Glass

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

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