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China Red (Zhong Guo Hong Cha)


A naturally sweet black tea from Fujian Province. Small black leaves are mixed flecks of golden buds. A light tea taste, a good value as an everyday beverage. Cups to rich red color. Steep about 3 minutes in water 185-190 degrees.

$16.00    per  
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Special Offer: All orders totaling $170 or more will automatically receive a box of Keemun Organic Tea Sachets (15 sachets per box). Your purchase makes a difference; our tea boxes are hand packaged by an adult with disabilities.

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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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  1. Terrific 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2016


  2. A Quality Product at a great value. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Dec 2015

    The tea, China Red, Is very consistent in flavor and is a great value when compared to other teas out there.

  3. Even Plebian Tea Can Be Delightful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Oct 2014

    I poured a bit of hot water over this tea in a glass pot with a glass diffuser. It came through clear light red immediately even without steeping. I tasted a bit of it and was surprised to find it was sweet.

    My palate was reborn 4 years ago when I quit smoking and quit using artificial sweeteners. It doesn't take much to make my mouth happy, but it's amazing how good even simple things taste from time to time.

    I can't address complexity as someone who is an expert or accurate cupper, but to me the flavor had hints of ripe stone fruits, an aroma that caused me to pay attention to what was in my mouth instead of just sipping it and paying attention to something other than enjoying tea, and an aftertaste that was clean, not bitter.

    I forgot to make lunch to go with the tea and had first one very large cup drunk in small sips with no interruptions or disruptions. Then I poured and drank the other in the pot, then I brewed over the leaves a second time and took that upstairs to sip on while reading a book. . If this is "cheap tea", then the rest of my recent order, which was substantial, is going to be a HUGE disruption all winter. Thank you Silk Road!

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Hand In Hand
Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

Sales of our Teas Benefit Ceres
Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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