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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  • 5
    Great Value, Great Taste

    Posted by Unknown 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.

  • 5
    My absolute favorite for everyday

    Posted by Lucy Ginther on 19th Feb 2017

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

  • 5

    Posted by Lucy G on 10th Dec 2016


  • 5
    For What It is, it's far better than I expected

    Posted by Fentress Webb 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!