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Chinese Breakfast™

Alchemy: Gourmet Yunnan style tea uses the golden tips of the tea leaves

Flavor Notes: Malty and full-bodied with lingering floral notes

Occasion: Morning breakfast. Add milk & honey if you desire

Caffeine: High

Ingredients

Verified Fair Labor™ organic Yunnan black tea.

Brewing Instructions

Tea Bags: Bring fresh water to a boil and pour over a bag of Chinese Breakfast. Steep 4-5 minutes while keeping your balance. This tea is strong enough to handle milk, yet mild enough to be served alone. For iced tea, steep 2 tea bags, cool and pour over ice.

 

Source Information

This tea, known as Dian Hong, is from Yunnan, China - the birthplace of tea. Many ethnic tribes in this majestic mountainous region have cultivated this tea since the Dian Dynasty.

Tea Processing

The top two leaves and bud are rolled, bruised and crushed, allowing the leaf to fully oxidize and transform to a deep coppery brown color.

Recipe

Tangy Yunnan Mushrooms
2 bags Chinese Breakfast
1 tsp. orange rind
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. vinegar
3/4 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt & chili flakes
5 cups sliced mushrooms
1/8 cup finely chopped green onions
1 tbsp. peanut oil

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Pour boiling water over tea bags in a mug. Add orange rind. Let sit for 5 minutes, then squeeze and remove tea bags. Mix in cornstarch, vinegar, sugar, salt, and chili flakes. Sauté mushrooms in oil in frying pan until lightly browned. Stir in green onions. Pour in tea mixture and simmer until sauce thickens. Makes 4 servings. In Good Health!