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.
Wuyuan Black is available by 3.5 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.
See Brewing Guidelines for more information.
The teas are fabulous, and the ability to “sample” makes them very accessible. And I get a lovely hand written note with each order. Wow!
I tried this tea at Tandem bakery while on vacation in Maine, and immediately became obsessed with it. The depth of flavor is amazing, and there's a hint of smokiness--it's the tea I've been looking for my whole life.
I'm still trying to decide which black tea I like best, this or the Yunnan. I'm leaning a bit toward the Yunnan. I like them both though, and the Wuyuan is much more forgiving of brewing errors. Neve bitter or overly astringent, it makes for a great drink any time of day.
I have tried a few of the other teas and keep coming a back to Wuyuan Black. It has the type of flavor I am looking for. I steep it for 4 minutes.
I love both black teas: Wuyuan and Yunnan. They are quite different from each other, the Yunnan being more delicate, but I like having both in my cupboard! The Wuyuan is rich but never bitter.
Perfect for afternoon pick-me-up