From the tea-forest: explore our 2020 harvest

Yixing Hongcha - Red tea from Yixing
Yixing Hongcha - Red tea from Yixing
Yixing Hongcha - Red tea from Yixing

Yixing Hongcha - Red tea from Yixing

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Yixing red tea comes from the homonymous city in Jiangsu province, which is famous for the production of the best-quality clay teapots in the world. The peculiar tea leaves are characterized by a tightly twisted shape, and a dark black hue.

Lu Yu, the greatest tea master from Tang dynasty (618-907), praised Yixing as one of the best locations for tea production in his masterpiece, the Classic of Tea. During Ming and Qing dynasties, this tea became one of the main necessities of Chinese life and today it is a rare gem. Its flavor is full-bodied and complex: at each sip, mellow and sweet hues fill the palate, leaving a warm aftertaste of ripe fruits and a light smoky hint that linger in the cup for a long time after drinking the golden liquor.

50 gr. Signature Pack

Origin: Yixing, Jiangsu province
Flush: Spring 2020
Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture

 

Infusion Parameters

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.

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