Zhengshan Xiaozhong might sound similar to its western namesake, Lapsang Souchong, but its flavor is totally different: delicate and refined, this red tea from Tongmuguan, Fujian province, is the epitome of elegance.
It was the first red tea in the world, created around the year 1560. It is traditionally smoked using pinewood, leaving an intense smoky aroma that is also released in the liquor, and in the air, with each infusion. This version maintains instead a natural sweetness, and the infusion reveals a very light smoky aftertaste which is never too strong or intrusive. Its luscious hints of ripe fruit mingle with a delicate woody aftertaste and mellow notes of honey and baked pumpkin, that give off new and ever-changing scents.
50 gr. Signature Pack
Origin: Tongmuguan, Wuyishan, Fujian Province Flush: Spring 2020 Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture
EASTERN BREWING Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with warm water and pour it after a few seconds. Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 85° C Number of brews: 12
WESTERN BREWING Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 3 minutes Water temperature: 85° C
COLD BREW Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing:put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
Our constantly updated offer includes all tea categories: white, green, yellow, dark (fermented heicha), and wulong.
Free shipment in Continental Europe for orders above 69€, in the rest of the world 95€/99USD. In China free shipment above 39 USD.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asian, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. For European countries and Americas there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
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