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Dark Tea

Dark Tea

The category of China dark tea is shrouded in mystery. They are almost never seen in the West. Dark teas from Hunan Province steep up medium-bodied, very smooth, and usually with a natural sweet note as opposed to the dark earthiness of puer. Technically, dark tea is a tea that has gone through a secondary fermentation process. Like puer, dark teas age well and are probiotic.
Traditionally, all dark teas are rinsed with hot water, then are made with boiling water and steeped a short time (1-5 minutes), but they can be steeped much longer for a much stronger brew.