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Red Plum Classic

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Red Plum Classic Black Tea|九曲紅梅

 Tasting notes: Malty, plum, bamboo
 Origin: Meijiawu, Hangzhou, China
 Cultivar: 群體種 Qunti Zhong (Old Tree)

 Elevation: 340m
 Oxidation: ⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿

While Longjing green tea enjoys enormous fame, there is also a popular black tea produced in the same West Lake region from the same plants, called Red Plum Classic.

Why we love it:

  • It's interesting to see how the flavour of the same plant changes with processing methods. Compare this black tea to our Pre-Qingming Longjing to taste the difference!
  • It has that maltiness of black tea, with layers of plum and hints of bamboo. 
  • It is from Meijiawu - a certified Longjing production area and a village with more than 600 years of history.
  • It is made from the 群體種 Qunti Zhong cultivar- - an older plant that has naturally reproduced over time through survival of the fittest. Its leaves are not as "pretty" as the commercially propagated cultivar, but it yields more layered flavours.
  • The majority of this tea is produced in summer but this batch is more premium because it was harvested in spring (Pre-Guyu - before the Grain Rains).
  • Fun fact: The Chinese name 九曲紅梅 literally means "nine bends red plum". Nine Bends refers to Wuyi Mountain's main river, from where this tea is said to originate.



What is Longjing tea?

100ml Gaiwan
4g | 90°C | 1 min | 4 infusions

300ml Teapot
8g | 85°C | 3 mins | 2 infusions

Cold brew
15g | 1L | Refrigerated | 10-15 hrs

These are just guidelines. We recommend experimenting with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Red Plum Classic



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