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BLACK TEA: Red Plum 2023, China

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Red Plum

Black tea, China

Flavour: malt, pine, mineral, molasses - full-bodied
Red Plum is grown and crafted in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in China. It is a unique tea as it is crafted from the Long Jing cultivar of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis, usually reserved for green tea.

Red Plum infuses into a full-bodied tea with a malty, wood and biscuity profile, hints of molasses and a rocky minerality in the tail. It is a lively tea with a pleasant bite.
Spring 2023 harvest.

Please note, this is a new harvest (2023) to our previous Red Plum (2021) and has a different flavour profile - less sweetness and more astringency. 

Preparation: Steep for 3 minutes at 100°. Two infusions. 

Sizes: Red Plum comes in four sizes: a 3-gram single serve, then 20g, 50g and 100g pouches. Our leaves can all be steeped at least twice (often more), so while the 3g pouch is a single serve (150 mls - a standard tea cup size), it will give you two cups if you steep the leaves twice.