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Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)
Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)
Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)
Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)
Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)
Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)

Old Master Black(Back in Stock!)

Regular price $5.00

Old Master Black

 **We only have access to 1kg of this beautiful tea. Usually sold out far in advance of production we are only able to get a small amount each year!**

Made by an 70 year old tea master in Pinglin, this rare and slightly sweet black tea is earthy, unpolished and true. Considered the father of organic farming in Taiwan, his garden has been chemical free for many decades and the teas produced there can be sold out years in advance. This tea is a real treat and is a favorite among black tea drinkers for its strength, softness and depth. Great office tea as it stands up very, very well to western style brewing!


Elevation: 300-500m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: JinXuan

Season: Summer 2018

Oxidization: 100%

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps. Very suited to western style brewing!



Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Craft you can taste

I'm stuck in an office all day that isn't always conducive to gong fu style brewing. I needed a tea that could stand up well to Western style brewing. Lately, I've grown more fond of black teas, and this has become one of my top 3 go-to black teas. A worthwhile investment for a hand-crafted everyday drinker!

Came to order more and it was gone

I'm hesitant to write a review as it was my favorite tea from my first order and by the time I came to buy more it was gone.. hopefully the next batch will be bigger :)

Earthy, grounding, velvety sweetness

When I first tried this tea, I found it sweeter than I expected from the description. The tea has a pleasant, earthy depth and engaging complexity that comes out both in gongfu and Western style brewing. It is very grounding.

A Masterful Black Tea

An incredible black tea with a natural sugar cane sweetness that holds up well to long steep times. This tea is a delight no matter how you steep it. It is sooooo GOOD!