Black Orchid

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Pantenger Black Orchid black tea is an exceptional example of Congou tea. The term means disciplined skill and effort and it also emphasises something well made. Pantenger is proud to bring to the US one of the finest examples of Black Tea the world offers.

This black tea has a rich orchid character and the brew is balanced, sweet and fresh. It can be infused up to three times.

Pantenger Black Orchid black tea loose leaf is naturally grown at a high elevation (4200 to 4600 FT) single estate in the Alishan tea producing region of Taiwan. At this altitude maturation of the tea leaves is slow, so the flavor concentrates and develops a unique flowery aroma. Tea bushes receive direct sunlight in the morning and water from the misty clouds in the afternoon, the ideal situation to grown one of the finest teas in the world.

The process starts at the tea garden where only the most talented tea pickers choose the best leaves. Then at the tea factory, the tea master crafts the tea to obtain a refined flavor and aroma.

About Back Orchid Tea

The Black Orchid (Alishan High Mountain Black Tea) is made from leaves of the Qing Xin Oolong strain that is used to make high grade Oolong Tea, both the lightly oxidized unroasted "High Mountain Tea" and the traditionally made well oxidized and roasted DongDing Oolong Tea.

This strain is generally considered by local professionals and experienced Oolong Tea lovers to offer the most subtle complexity and distinctive aftertaste. It provides that salivating effect at the back of the palate, as well as the finish in the nose. It may not always be heady and bold, but it is that dry, complex finish that makes Qing Xin stand apart. So even when it is made into a fully oxidized Black Tea, there is that next level of complexity, subtlety, and lingering aftertaste that put it in a class of its own.

Brewing a perfect cup:

A great cup of tea requires three elements: great tea, water and a tea master (you).

The right amount of tea is 1 teaspoon (2 to 3 grams) / 6 Fl. Oz. of water (185°F – 200°F).

Brew for 3 to 4 minutes.

Strain and add more water for a second infusion.

Water quality: filtered or spring water is recommended. Water containing high amounts of minerals or excess chlorine will make your tea tasteless.

Ingredients: Black Tea

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