Imperial Pure Bud Black
Varietal: Yunkang #100
Picking: Pure Bud
Know your tea: An incredible, premium pure bud black tea made with high-mountain buds from the Ning'Er county of Simao, in Yunnan, the very birthplace of tea. Only the youngest buds are picked and then expertly processed into this delicate and textured Imperial Grade black tea that makes for a delicate yet full-bodied infusion with a smooth finish. This tea is best enjoyed on its own, without milk, and can only be compared to liquid sunshine!
Ingredients: 100% pure tea. No natural or artificial flavorings, essential oils, or additives of any sort.
Tasting Notes: sugar cane, caramel, malty chocolate, stone fruits, crackers and even Thai iced tea!
Liqueur Body: light-bodied for a black tea and delicate with a sweet finish.
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Rinse your tea before the first infusion, to 'awaken' the leaves. You can do this by just submerging the leaves in warm water at the prescribed temperature for each particular tea, and then discarding that water. This will also preheat the vessel and prevent the water temperature from drastically falling during the infusion.
Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.
Yield: At least 25 x 120ml cups/pots