Zhenghe Gongfu


Zhenghe Gongfu is one of the trilogy of Minhongs, the classic black teas from Fujian, known for their sweet tastes and delicate leaves.

The aroma of the dry tea is bright and sweet, with notes of yams, molasses and gentle undertones of chocolate. It has the right amount of sweetness to balance the richness.
The taste is wonderfully rich, with notes of chocolate and molasses. An extremely balanced tea, yet captivating. A wonderful tea for those who prefer their black teas lighter and sweeter than most western counterparts.

  • ORIGIN:  Zhenghe, Nanping, Fujian, China
  • MEANING:  Zhenghe "effort" (zhenghe gongfu)
  • CULTIVAR:  Fu'an Da Bai
  • HARVEST TIME:  March 2016
  • TASTE:  Balanced, chocolate, sweet (molasses)

  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 4 infusions: 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.

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