Black Fragrance is a "fresh tea" grown on a small tea farm about 60 kilometers from Fuzhou in Fujian Province. Made to local customs of teamaking using the prized Mei Zhan varietal, the leaves have been carefully crafted to a large and consistent size. Using a light firing technique, the tea maker has created a black tea with an unusually sweet fragrance and complex flavor that grows in the mouth. Note the lingering finish and how it feels after drinking this rare offering. Grown on an organic farm at an elevation of 1,100 meters, this tea well-exemplifies the elegance and light touch of the tea farmer. The tea will provide a very satisfying cup most anytime and goes well with food. Given the high elevation of the farm, the tea liquor is a clear reddish-brown and the taste complex with a growing finish.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Supporting adults with disabilities
Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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Posted by Joe P. on 5th Jul 2015
I received a sample of this tea in a recent order. I brewed it up and was knocked over by the tea. Malty, rich and fragrant. Not overly malty or rich. Extremely pleasing and satisfying cup. I believe this tea will become my house black tea. I quickly used up the sample, in two days! Anxiously awaiting my next order.
Posted by John Preher on 24th Jun 2015
What a wonderful tea. Extremely complex flavor and aroma, malty with a light sweetness like fine tobacco or leather, similar to Keemun Mao Feng, but without the mild smokiness and with much deeper flavor. Absolutely wonderful!