Tea Master Xiong
Experimental black tea and so far the only completely natural black tea from Guizhou available on Teazaar. We used the leaves from our Zheng'an White Tea plantation to process them into black tea. We don't use the Before Qingming and just after Qingming grades, but the Guyu grades. In Guizhou, most of the best teas are Before Qingming grades, since the picking season starts early, sometimes at the start of March even.
Order your tea when it's fresh. Green tea, white tea, black tea and yellow tea re picked in spring, when you order in April/May you'll have the fresh tea. We'll write down in the details in which year and at what time the tea was harvested. Light oolongs and Dancong oolongs will be available at the start of May and Wuyi Oolongs around July. If you buy Puehr tea, then buy aged puerh teas or fresh puerh with suitable for drinking directly.
If you're not familiar with natural teas, then we suggest you to order a number of varieties first. However, when you have some favorites, then we suggest you to buy the amount for a whole year. If you're not a very heavy tea drinker, then around 250gram of tea of 2 or 3 teas will be enough for a whole year. If you order for at least 100usd, we can ship by express, which will be fast. Fresh tea is the best, therefore we recommend to order at least 100usd per time.
When you make a purchase on Teazaar, the tea will be shipped from the tea farm. Most of the tea shipments will go through our Xiamen or Hong Kong office, but big shipments will go directly to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Our shipping costs are 20usd (or equivalent in other currencies) per order. All flat rate. All products are shipped from tea growers in Asia, therefore we suggest you buy a number of teas or a slightly bigger volume per time.
Shipments can be traced and take between 5 to 15 days till they arrive. We will send you an invoice and the price will also be written on the package. If your country requires import fees or other taxes, then you're responsible for this.
Once shipped, we will send you an email or sms with the tracking code.
Perfect circumstances for natural tea. High in the mountains of Northern Guizhou. In a mountain village which has been so cut off from 'civilization' that even till today, some villagers have never left the village. 80 years in the same place. The cement road was only constructed a year ago and is so steep, that most of the cars won't make it up. I made it, not my first mountain :)
A thousand meters high, one a mountain slope next to a forest, grows the Baicha Cultivar (Baiye nr1) of tea master Xiong.
Mister Xiong and his son are not only the very kind people, but they're also the best tea makers from ZhengAn. Why, because they only focus on making the best tea and not on making as much as possible. However, this black tea is an experiment of them. Plucking time：After Guyu festival Plucking standard：White color tea leaves in one bud with two leaves Tea master: Tea Master Xiong (his son assists and grandfather Xiong monitors the whole process) Extra manufacture steps：Rolling and oxidation Dry tea: Black with some white color and curvy shape Tea taste: Smooth, fresh, with flower fragrance and obvious fruit fragrance Tea soup: Bright, orange-red color Names: Zheng'An Black, Guizhou Black, White Leaf Black Tea
Black tea made from white leaves.
We picked this Guizhou black tea around Guyu according to the one bud and two leaves standard and then processed them into black tea.
The leaves are much bigger at that time, therefore the price of this tea is very competitive. We recommend to purchase this tea together with one of the two Zheng'An White Tea varieties, one tastes slightly better, the other looks slightly better.
Notice that the leaves after you steep the tea become a bit white, showing from which cultivar they were picked. As with all black teas, use a temperature between 80 and 90 degrees Celsius. It doesn't matter if you use porcelain or glass teaware, they do taste different, but both have a great result. Don't worry too much about the kungfu tea set, this is an experimental black tea, a big glass or mug will do just fine.
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