Dark Rose | Dark Tea
"Dark Rose keeps my mind sharp and my heart happy. It's zero fuss and tastes fantastic if you steep it for one minute or ten minutes." -Sarah C.
Description: This Dark tea from Hunan Province, China, is medium to full-bodied and smooth with a delicious dusty rose flavor and aroma. This compressed dark tea piece was made in Anhua County, Hunan Province, China, in 2016 by a couple who owns a local tea company. Comes in approximately 5 gram pressed tea pieces.
The flavor of all Dark tea (including puer) evolves over time. This is because there are naturally occurring active micro-organisms in the leaf, which over time act upon the aroma and the flavor of the tea. All dark teas (including puer) can be wonderful when they are "young"; i.e., less than 2 years old. Each year after that, the flavor will get a little richer, deeper, more complex. Many people store dark teas, particularly puers, for years before drinking, because they really enjoy that more fully evolved, more complex, stronger flavor. So feel free to experiment with steeping times and storage times to find the best method to get the flavor you want from your dark tea.
Suggested Steeping Instructions:
3 grams | 8 oz water | 195°F | Steep 3 min.
Traditional Steeping Instructions:
6 grams | 6 oz water | 195°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 30 sec.
dark tea, rose petals