Anji Red Tea

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Anji Red Tea
50g Loose Tea per Bag  (7-10 sessions)

Anji, in Zhenjiang province, is known for its green tea, most famously the White Anji Green Tea we feature in our 2024 Spring Tea line. But this Anji Red tea is a real treat - the same Anji leaves have been used to make a smooth, malty red tea!

What is Red Tea?
What we call "Black Tea" in the West, Chinese call "Red Tea" (Hong Cha 红茶.) 
To respect Chinese tea tradition, I use the Chinese description of "Red Tea", but no matter the name, if you have had black tea before, the taste will be familiar to you!

About This Tea 

This tea has a very calming, soft personality while still packing the depth of flavor one expects from a good red. It is very clean-tasting and smooth, which allows more rich, subtle flavors to carry through the tea session.
Fans of White Anji Green Tea will also be able to detect some of the characteristics of that tea in the sweet aftertaste. This is a super solid everyday red tea!


Jesse Says:

Zhejiang is a fantastic tea area. I did a tour around the tea mountains here in April 2024, trying lots of the green teas, and was excited to see a red from this area as well.

These are the same top-quality leaves used for green tea, but instead of processing them as quickly as possible, as they would with green tea, they allow the tea extra time to oxidize. This extra time means that the leaves lose the fresh "green" flavor from green tea, but gain a deeper, richer tone that all red tea (western "black tea") drinkers love.

The aftertaste on this tea, a clean, sweet, bright note, is a highlight for me.

Want the best value? This tea comes in 100g and 200g sizes - check the drop-down menu above!

Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!

These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.

Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.

That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:

  • Tea Origin
  • Steep Temperature
  • Steep Time
  • Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping

All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process. 

The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.

Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!

In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Don't forget to check the tea pet page before you go!