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Black No. 6

Malty aroma, hints of chocolate!

The Fu'An area along the coast near the border with Zhejiang Province is mountainous and famous for its white teas. The cultivars developed in these mountains over a period of hundreds of years, now produce a variety of green and black teas that are increasingly recognized for their craftmanship and nuanced flavors. Our Black No. 6 is a local varietal grown near the Tan Yang village. The farm produces both a high-grade Bai Mu Dan and a selection of high-grade blacks such as No. 6. This lot is made to local custom using the popular "Golden Eyebrow" style for processing and shaping the leaf.

Lot Notes
We purchased this lot in April. The leaves have been crafted in the style of a Golden Eyebrow - thin and elegant, consistent in shape and size. We find the lot offers fresh and nuanced flavors.  

Tea Facts
Lot is made in the traditional style of a Fujianese "Golden Eyebrow" black tea. Number 6 was grown on a farm near the village of Tan Yang. It was harvested early April, 2020.

Tasting Notes
Aroma is decidedly malty. The cup is sweet, nuanced and clean. Taste offers notes of chocolate. The finish lingers with a nice warming effect. Can take milk and sugar if one so desires!

Brewing Suggestions
Use water warmed to 195-205 F, 3-4 grams (a full teaspoon) of leaf for 8 ounces of water. Steep for 2 - 2.5 minutes and taste. All the notes of this early pick tea should be open to enjoy. Leaves will offer multiple steeps.   

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Item Number:
B-GEF-6-2
Type:
Black
Province:
Fujian
Pinyin:
香气是麦芽,巧克力的味道
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  • 3
    Too Earthy for my Liking

    Posted by Kathryn Lybrand on 8th Oct 2020

    I wish the description has been more explicit on the Earthy flavor profile. Wasnt a fan. However, if Earthy is something you enjoy, the tea itself brewed beautifully, and smelled like such a profile should

  • 5
    A Favorite Tea

    Posted by Rachel on 28th Jul 2020

    Very pleased with the aroma, earthy taste and reasonable price. I will be ordering again.

  • 5
    A+++tea

    Posted by Sergii Bogomaziuk on 21st Jul 2020

    Excellent tea. True to its description. Will buy more.

  • 5
    Best Tea

    Posted by Lyndsey Twidwell on 4th Jun 2020

    My husband and I have sampled several teas from Silk Road. Black No. 6 is by FAR one of the best! It’s perfect as a breakfast tea and as a dessert tea. It might even be my favorite.