China Breakfast is a pure Dian Hong style black tea harvested from Yunnan's antique tea trees.
Ingredients: Organic Black Tea
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Purchase:
Amazon - Rishi Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 212°F
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes
I don't know about you, but I'm most certainly not a morning person. If I have to wake up with the sun, then I highly suggest you not be anywhere near me for at least the first hour, possibly longer. I need enough time to take a shower and consume some form of caffeine before I can be considered safe for public consumption. What can I say, I always have been and always will be a night owl. My drug of choice for early mornings is a bold flavored China Breakfast tea from Rishi. Unlike its English or Irish counterparts, which are made from blends of multiple sources of black tea, this is a Yunnan Dian Hong black tea. When prepared according to Rishi's brewing guidelines (1 Tablespoon per cup) the tea is strong enough to shake the cobwebs from my brain and give me a head-start on my morning.
Not everyone can appreciate the bold, somewhat bitter flavor of this tea, which is why I suggest adjusting the amount of leaf until the flavor is more suitable to your (or your guests) tastes. This is a very flexible tea and after some experimenting I found that my guests prefer it when I use 1 Tablespoon of loose tea per 16 ounces of water, steep the tea three times (3m, 4m, and 5m) then mix the steeps together. This preparation method produces a more mild flavor with hints of malt and subtle chocolate notes that even my non-tea loving friends and family have come to appreciate Since discovering this tea nearly six years ago it has become my tea of choice for iced tea, we go through several pounds a year, officially making it the tea I couldn't live without.
My Rating: 90/100
Would I order this again? Absolutely. This makes the best iced tea ever!
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