FO SHOU BUDDHA'S HAND BLACK TEA

Fo Shou Buddha's Hand Black Tea
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This hand-picked tea is processed skilfully by hand to produce its elegant shape. Just a 20kg batch was made of this delicious tea, one of my real favourites, on a farm on the Mirror Mountain of Taiwan. This is the best batch of this tea I have ever tasted. It has a strong red grape aroma in the dry leaves with a raisin-like, sweet, creamy flavour in the cup that also carries subtle notes of bergamot, mint, lilac and nutmeg.
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This hand-picked tea is processed skilfully by hand to produce its elegant shape. Just a 20kg batch was made of this delicious tea, one of my real favourites, on a farm on the Mirror Mountain of Taiwan. This is the best batch of this tea I have ever tasted. It has a strong red grape aroma in the dry leaves with a raisin-like flavour in the cup that also carries subtle notes of bergamot, mint, lilac and nutmeg with a sweet, creamy infusion. It is grown on a strain of bush called Fo Shou or ‘Buddha’s Hand’. It has very large leaves with distinct veins, like palm lines. This strain comes originally from the Wuyi Mountain in China. It has been rediscovered and planted by a farmer called Mr Zhuang, who has combined the natural characteristics of the strain, the fertile soil in his garden and 20 years of experimentation to create a unique flavoured tea. There are two ways to appreciate its sweet, almost creamy flavour and complex aroma, depending on whether you want to have milk or not. If you use milk allow 1.5g and brew for 8 minutes! It is worth the wait! If taken black use 1g and brew for just two minutes. It can also be made in the Chinese Gong Fu or 'Kung Fu' style, shorter infusion times but the leaves can be brewed 3-4 times. It is also great with sugar.

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Leaf GradeHandmade Strip
StrengthMedium, Flavoury Black Tea
Use Milk?Optional
Brew Time2-8 mins depending on milk usage
Water Temperature100⁰c
Number of Infusions1-4 depending on milk usage.