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  • Dark Rose Tea Hearts


    A dark tea from the Hunan Province in China, Dark Rose is medium to full-bodied and smooth with a delicious dusty rose flavor and aroma. Dark Rose Tea Hearts is presented in compressed tea pieces which are hand formed in the shape of a heart. Each tea piece is approximately 5 grams.

    Because there are naturally occurring active micro-organisms in the leaf which over time act on the flavor and aroma, the flavor of all dark teas, including puer, evolve over time. All dark teas, including puer, can be wonderful when they are young, - less than 2 years old. Each year after that the flavor will get a little richer, deeper and more complex. Many people store dark teas for years before drinking them because they enjoy that more fully evolved, stronger more complex flavor. Feel free to experiment with steeping times and storage times to find the best method to get the flavor you want from your dark tea. Dark Rose tea contains caffeine. Ingredients: dark tea and rose petals. Packaged in a resealable bag as heart shaped tea pieces. Brew 1 heart in 8 ounces water at 195F for 3 minutes; flavor holds up to a second steeping; 4 ounces brews approximately 38 cups.