2021 Red Dawn | Black Tea
A TeaSource Exclusive!
Younger, stronger, bolder. A heavier cup with excellent mouthfeel, but still retains that sweet, sugary (peach), aromatic character. In our top five best teas for the buck.
This tea was harvested on March 16, 2021 and finished production on March 20, 2021. The material comes from from the tea fields of Mr. Lin Rui Fu in Anxi county, Fujian province (for more teas by Mr. Lin, click here). It’s a 1 bud, 3 leaf plucking standard from the Huang Jin Gui cultivar growing at 2,400 feet.
The idea for Red Dawn came from our friend Daniel Hong in 2020 during Covid lockdown and is now a continuous experiment we plan to purchase in years to come. This is a TeaSource exclusive tea you won’t find anywhere else.
We are now carrying two lots of this tea, 2020 Red Dawn and 2021 Red Dawn. Each can be purchased separately. There is very limited supply of 2020 Red Dawn available at this time.
Ingredients: black tea
Suggested Steeping Instructions
5 grams per 10-12 ounce mug, use boiling water, steep 5 minutes (or longer)
Traditional Steeping Instructions
Use 8 grams of tea in a 150ml gaiwan or teapot (adjust to your tastes):
- 10 second rinse (discard)
- 1st Steep – 25 sec.
- 2nd Steep – 20 sec.
- 3rd Steep – 30 sec.
- 4th Steep – 60 sec.
- 5th Steep – 3 minutes
- 6th Steep – 8 minutes
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups