Using two finely plucked leaves and a bud, this black tea from the Hunan province of China is hand-rolled into a tight snail shape. A visual delight as it unfurls, the amber liquor offers hints of caramel as well as a brisk and rich malty taste.
Chinese black tea
Brew 1 teaspoon of tea per 8 oz water at 212o. Infuse for 3-5 minutes. Decant. Tea left in water will become bitter.