Origin: Jiangxi Province
Good black tea can be sublime — rich, robust, fragrant. Our Wuyuan Back (Wuyuan Hong Cha 婺源 红茶) is all of those and more. It makes a lovely rosewood colored brew, the scent signaling Tea Time. It is grown in Wuyuan County in the northeast corner of Jiangxi Province, not far from Anhui province, the origin of Keemun teas. Wuyuan Black is technically a Congou tea.
Wuyuan Black can be made as light or strong as you prefer without fear of bitterness. It’s a lovely go-to tea, suitable for that first cuppa in the morning, a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up, iced on a hot summer’s day or even for a nightcap for those who like a cup before bed. We generally have several pots of tea available all the time, and this is always among them. It is simply everything a great black tea should be.
See Brewing Guidelines for more information.
I purchased this LRC Wuyuan black tea from Morning Glory Market in Brunswick on a whim and am ever so pleased that I did! It has everything I had been searching for in a black tea. I like a strong tea because I do sweeten a bit with Billington's sugar and a touch of cream. This tea will let me brew it nice and strong but it doesn't become bitter in the least. And there's a lingering flavor for 5 or 6 seconds after each sip, kind of a nutty, malty, creaminess that is so...well...perfect! I use 1 1/2 tsp for a 12oz cup in the morning and re-steep it for my bedtime cup. I think I might go back to Morning Glory and pick up the Lapsang Souchang and another tin of the Wuyuan! Keep offering these teas and I'll keep buying them! I have several tea appreciating friends on my list and these tins will make sweet gifts!
This is my can't-live-without-it tea now! I like it strong for first in the morning. I usually do 2 tsp and re-steep 3-4 times throughout the day. Also it makes great iced tea.