Bangdong Ancient Tree Aged Red Tea (2015)
This Bangdong red tea is made from ancient tree leaves that are usually used for Pu'er tea, but processed as a red tea instead, by withering, oxidizing, and roasting the leaves after picking.
The result is the familiar flavor of "black tea" as it is known in the West, but eight years of added flavor from aging and a rich, deep aftertaste which is the hallmark of ancient tree tea.
For those who want a punchy, flavorful but still balanced red tea, this is a great option. It also has the strength to come through iced or as milk tea.
Simply put, this one is fantastic! I love ancient tree red tea and the only reason we haven't stocked any is that it's hard to find the right value and price combination.
When I tasted the samples I got from Bangdong, I loved it, and guessed it was probably twice or three times the price that I was looking for. But lucky for us, the price was very reasonable for ancient tree red tea, and I've had enough of it to know that I was tasting the real thing!
Anyone who has tried a red tea from my collection should pick up one of these. I am sure you will enjoy!
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.
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.