Dark chocolaty and sweets-like aroma with taste that is bold with bitter-sweet aftertaste. This is a delightful black tea for everyday black tea lovers.
Developed in 1959, Ying Hong No. 9 is a relatively new black tea as compared to Lapsang Souchong that was born over 400 years ago.
Teas we consumed today they are cultivated from two major varieties: Camellia sinensis variety assamica and Camellia sinensis variety sinensis. Ying Hong No. 9 is a hybrid propagated using the Camellia sinensis variety assamica and Camellia sinensis variety sinensis cultivar Fenghuang Shuixian.
More about this Ying Hong No. 9:
Tea type: Black
Other name: Yingjiu Hongcha
Cultivar: Ying Hong No. 9
Region: Yingde City, Guangdong Province, China
Plant age: 5 years old
Harvest: Early April 2018
“Ying 9, its shorter name, is a new star in the black tea family.” – Karen, Qi Aerista’s Tea Specialist.
Recommended Manual Brewing Instructions:
2 heaping teaspoons (2.5g/0.1oz) tea leaves
1 cup (230ml/8oz) water
100oC/212oF brewing temperature
4 minutes brewing time
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