Jiu Qu Hong Mei, aka Nine Meander Re Plum, it is the only black tea from Zhe Jiang province. Zhe Jiang has got 28 famouse teas, but 27 of them are green. It is from 500 meters Da Hu Mountain, the suburb of Hangzhou city, the Peak is a basin. Jiu Qu Hong Mei is a rare black tea, first developed in 1926. The leaves are long and thin and the taste sweet with a hint of dried fruits. This tea produces a bright liquor and has a wonderful fruity flavour and refreshing mouth-feel. This tea is featured by its tight fishhook like leaves with luster black color and brewed in bright reddish infusion releasing freshing aroma, look like red plum in the water, smooth aftertaste lingered.
Jiu Qu Hong Mei is also named "Jiu Qu Oolong". Tea is medium amber in color, clear and smooth texture, sweet fruity taste. The bright red infusion has an appetizing honeyed sweet aroma while the taste is wonderfully smooth. Try our selected fresh black tea with an indescribable flavor, with the most delicate hints of pine, orchid, crushed apple and a rich, floral sweet underlying taste.
The preferred method of brewing is an Yixing teapot or a gaiwan. After boiling the water to 212°F ( 100° C) rinse the gaiwan or teapot once. By rinsing we ensure the teaware is free of any unwanted matter as well as create optimal heat conditions for brewing. We suggest 5-7 grams of tea per 150 ml of water. However, these parameters have more to do with personal tastes than any sort of scientific groundings. The lengths of the infusions are also dependent upon personal preference for either a weaker or stronger infusion. As such we suggest starting with shorter infusion times of up to one minute for the first and second brews while gradually increasing infusion times by one minute for each consecutive brew.