Light liquoring, delicate with slight nuttiness reminiscient of walnuts.
China black tea
Ying Ming is the original home of wild tea plants, along with Assam. Ying Ming tea is considered the 'noble' Chinese tea & is excellent as part of a continental breakfast. this tea has an attractive leaf appearance which is highlighted with the fancy golden leaf tips and gentle twists of the leaves (which is evident in well made tea) - hence, " Extra Fancy". It has been said that Marco Polo would visit tea houses in China which were of dubious propriety, since somewhat bawdy ladies enlivened the atmosphere with song - was Ying Ming one of these singers? This is one tea that is pure pleasure to your palate!
FOR HOT TEA:
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into teapot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Also acceptable to drink "Straight Up"
FOR COLD TEA:
*One Quart* Place 6 teaspoons of tea in a heat resistant pitcher. Add 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with ice water. Added steeped tea and fill with ice water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. (Please note: Top quality tea may cloud when iced (it is okay) due to their high polyphenol levels).