Chinese Emperor's Breakfast

Chinese Emperor's Breakfast Loose Leaf Black Tea


Regular price $16.99
(42ยข per cup)

95 in stock

A rare China tea crafted by masters to produce an astonishingly sweet black loose leaf tea. Made from very young and tender spring leaves and golden buds that have been carefully kept whole during hand rolling.

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Tasting Notes

Remarkably smooth with flavours of rich toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. Like White Silver Tips, these spring buds are full of the sugars stored by the tea plant over winter. These tender shoots give the tea an extraordinary sweetness, unlike any other black tea.

The tannins in this black tea are very low and the mouthfeel is clean and silky.

Quantity

Use 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (2.5g per 150ml).

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 176ยฐF (80ยฐC) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly. Best enjoyed without milk.

Infusion

You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

42ยข per cup based on 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water and 2 infusions.

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Serving Suggestion

Normally, this tea would be drunk black and infused at a lower water temperature to enhance its innate sweetness. However, using boiling water and a longer extraction (3 - 4 minutes) will bring out a depth and richness that pairs wonderfully with a drop of milk.

You may notice the colour is a little lighter, but donโ€™t let your eyes fool your taste buds. As long as you donโ€™t over dilute your tea, you should get a lovely well balanced cup of tea with milk. Although if you do like your milky tea very strong โ€“ we recommend our Speedy Breakfast or Lost Malawi.

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