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BLACK TEA: Spring Tips Pure Bud, China

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Spring Tips Pure Bud
Black tea, China

Flavour: raw sugar, malt, hay ~ light-bodied

To create this tea, the very first Spring-time leaf shoots are carefully plucked by hand only a few days after they emerge. As they are so new they are small and covered in fine down, which you can see on the dry leaf. They are carefully oxidised and rolled, preserving their delicate nature.

These soft, silky buds infuse into a glowing, bronze infusion with notes of raw sugar, malt, hay and fresh almonds. The stepped tea is light in body and mildly astringent.

March 2023 harvest of the Yunkang #10 cultivar of Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica, from Ning’er County, Simao, Yunnan, China.

Sizes: Spring Tips Pure Bud comes in five sizes: a 3-gram single serve, then 20g, 50g, 100g and 200g 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.