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One of our best selling teas.
A beautiful high blend of three high quality and famous Chinese black teas imparting notes of malt, spice, dried fruits and smoke in this deeply complex tea blend.
A smooth tea with a lingering finish. This tea is milder in smokiness than our Lapsang Souchong.
Tea first made it's way to Russia by camel caravan from China, where the campfires infused the tea leaves with a natural smokiness. Traditionally served black with a slice of lemon or a spoon of cherry fruit preserve.
Liquor: Dark golden amber
Aroma: smoke - pine
Intensity/mouthfeel: smooth, medium intensity
Taste: mellow - pine - smoke - honey - spice
Pairing: savoury food, pork, lamb, sharp/blue/aged cheese, stewed dark/red fruit desserts
Leaf; 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons
Time; 2 - 3 minutes
For a traditional touch, serve black with a slice of lemon and sugar cubes. Or add a demi-spoon of cherry preserve to the cup. Serve with hot water on the side to dilute if desired.