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Red Leaf


Red Leaf is a traditionally processed, sun-dried black tea from the tea-famous Feng Qing area of Yunnan Province. Leaf and bud are hand-plucked from the first flush of the harvest.  The leaf is comparatively large and dark, speckled with gold buds,as is typical to native Yunnan blacks. Once cut, the leaves are sun-dried, locking in the natural aroma and preserving its malty and sweet flavors that yield light floral notes as well.  Red Leaf will steep to a clear and rich red burgundy cup color.  This lot was made to the classic style of Dian Hong mastered by the factory in 1958.  This tea is to be enjoyed with meals or as a refresher as it is delicious!  Lot # FQ-1.

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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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Small batch processing.  Tea plucked from bushes ranging in age from 50-70 years.

Original Feng Qing varietal from Qing Dynasty!

Layered taste, floral, malty and long-lasting.

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  1. Great Value, Great Taste 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2018

    Given the low price, I'm very pleased with the depth of flavor and quality. Almost (but not quite!) a replacement for the much-missed Red Pearls.

  2. My absolute favorite for everyday 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2017

    malty, sweet, lovely with just a bit of sweetner and milk so the flavor still comes through

  3. Terrific 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2016


  4. For What It is, it's far better than I expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Dec 2014

    This tea was part of a large order ; This was one of my "every day" beverage choices. It's very good. I have a sweet tooth. That's developed further siince I quit smoking. This tea requires little to no sweetening, even if you don't have a sweets hunger. It's refreshing, cleans the palate with, before or after meals and does that without being acidic or astringent. It doesn't interfere with digestion or enjoyment of a meal. It *completes a meal, but to enjoy this tea, a meal isn't required. A snack with tea isn't required if this is the tea you're drinking. I'm no expert cupper, and my palate is damaged from decades of cigarettes, even if I did quit some years ago. I don't taste specific fruit or any other flavor. What I taste is *delicious real black tea, as honest a tea as the clear bright red it brews the moment hot water hits its leaves. Perhaps it is even more honest a tea than it's low price per ounce or per pound would imply. I can't be the judge of that. I can only enjoy it and offer it to a friend who comes to visit. I'll even break out snacks, but I'm happy with the tea, alone or in company. Enjoy!

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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