Tianjian 2014 - Hunan Dark Tea
The uniqueness of Tiānjiān 天尖 is given by its special processing: the drying process is made using a traditional technique which exploits the warm air derived from the fire of a seven-stove oven, called qīxīng zào 七星灶.
The tea leaves absorb a fragrant pinewood aroma, and get a warm and full-bodied texture. After the drying process, the leaves are then pressed in hand-woven bamboo baskets, which preserve the precious leaves for the years to come, cradling them in their mellow bamboo fragrance. At each new brew, the leaves release all the aromas they encountered in their multiple years of aging and fermentation, warming the body and leaving in the palate a lingering underwood scent.
50 gr. Signature packs
Origin: Anhua County, Hunan province
Flush: Spring 2014
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture
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 boiling 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: 100° C
Number of brews: 8-10
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 4-5 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
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.
Follow us on our social channels to travel with us and to meet all our fellow producers!
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, Europe, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China (link).
For European countries 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.
Asia and Oceania
Check our new Asia website: www.easternleaves.asia
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. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee
We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement or return.
Buy it with
I was very intrigued by dark tea. I had never tried it. It as a robust flavor combined with lightness. I enjoyed it very much and hope to taste it again.
This dark tea from Hunan is a rare gem between all the dark teas. It has notes and flavours and aroma that makes it special and different from other dark teas. Mellow, rich, interesting tea with notes of dried cherries, aged whiskey, raisins. I would continue drinking it for hours and hours.