We are very lucky to be able to source and sell this unusual and delicious black tea from Vietnam. It has some spicy complexity reminiscent of Taiwanese Hong Cha, with flavor notes that are unique to teas grown in Vietnam. This is a rolled tea that expands into whole leaves over several delicious infusions. Use boiling or near-boiling water to bring out the full complexity, or cooler water to bring out more sweetness but slightly less aroma.
Shu Puer - Loose Leaf
This is a nice, basic, everyday loose leaf cooked style puer, from 2007. Aging has given this tea a smooth character with balanced earthiness and sweetness.
This shu (shou, "cooked") puer is strong, smooth and substantial with a delicate chocolate note and a nice, gentle smokiness. Provides at least seven dark, strong infusions.
Origin: Yunnan, China
Our hibiscus comes from the Sudan, where it is a traditional drink called karkady. The brewed liquor has a lovely, rich flavor similar to cranberry juice, with a robust mouthfeel and distinctive deep fuschia color.Delicious on its own, or with sugar (a traditional accompaniment).