白沙溪 和茶2011 手工黑茶礼盒 （200g/罐）
Bai Sha Xi Brand Dark Tea (200g/Tin)
The dark tea popular in China's western region during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is now enjoying a revival in both domestic and overseas markets. Not as widely known as many other varieties - and often mistaken for black tea – “dark tea” is named for leaves that blacken after special treatment. It only grows in China, with about 60 percent of it produced in the central province of Hunan. It is known as brick tea due to the compressed shape merchants used for easier transport over long distances.
Tea leaves are heated, kneaded, and twisted, then sprinkled with water and placed in huge piles under the cloth to ferment before being dried. After treatment, the tea takes on a dark black color. Once brewed, it has a strong aroma with a thick flavor. The taste and aroma are said to improve with age.