Black No. 6

Malty, sweet flavors of chocolate!

The Fu'An area along the coast near the border with Zhejiang Province is mountainous and famous for its rich tasting 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. 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 early in April 2021. The leaves have been crafted in the style of a Golden Eyebrow - thin and elegant, consistent in shape and size. Note, the lot is made to local customs with a high content of golden buds. We find the lot offers fresh and nuanced black tea flavors and is full bodied. Lot #12.

Tea Facts. Made to the traditional Fujianese style of a "Golden Eyebrow" black tea. Number 6 was grown in the Ping Yan area, known as South Mountain. Tea garden has an elevation of 700 meters. Harvest date was April 2021. Farm is a family-run business.

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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Black - "Fresh tea"
Hēisè 6 hào
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  • 5
    Such lovely tea

    Posted by Dinara Tashniyazova on 13th Oct 2021

    This is such a lovely tea and I received so many questions about it from my friends who I served it to. It may be just my thing, but I call it a European tea as it is easier to understand and appeals to a wider audience. It is crisp and very pleasant. I like it very much and buy it regularly.

  • 5
    Black #6

    Posted by Stuart Bonnington on 9th Oct 2021

    A very refreshing brew with multiple flavors. Highly recommended.

  • 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

    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.