1604 Non-Smoked Lapsang Souchong is picked from the natural of 800 meters in Wuyi Mountain National Nature Reserve, which is maded with the traditional handicraft of Zheng Shan Tang Souchong black tea（But non-smoke）.The shape of 1568 is natural and tight with dark moist color; after brewed, the water of tea color become bright yellow. It tastes mellow and sweet.Has a dried longan fragrance.
Net weight:5 Gram/Bag(0.176oz)
Tin:100 g/ 3.53 oz
Gift Box 200g: 200 g/7.05oz
Grade: Top Grade.
Picking Standard: 1 Bud with 1 leaves Black Tea.
Origin: Tongmuguan,Wuyi Mountain.
Dry Tea: Sharp and thin.
Soup: Yellow and clean.
Aroma: Smell like longan fragrance.
Taste: Mellow and sweet.Has a fragrant dried longan fragrance.
Wet Tea: Leaves stretch and coppery color.
Storage method: Sealed and placed at room temperature, cool, dry, no peculiar smell, dark place.
How to brew?
It is advisable to use a covered bowl for brewing.
1.Add 5g of tea after warming the cup and smell the tea aroma.
2.Prepare pure water around 95°C.
3.1-4 course rush out, do not soak for a long time.5-7 courses soak for 5-10s, 7-10 courses about 15s. The more times of brewing, the longer the soaking time, in order to ensure the stability of the tea soup.
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Why is it called 1604?
In 1604, black tea was brought out of China by a Dutch businessman and began to go to the world.
Use the tea green as the raw material, Mr. Jiang Yuanxun, the successor of the Lapsang, souchong, personally supervises each process. To guarantee each gram have a delicate and soft brew, with a fine aroma. In memory of black tea going out of China, sold to Europe, hence named 1604.
The taste of 1568 is very similar to that of 1604, both of them are smokeless traditional Lapsang Souchong. 1568 is made with 1 bud 2 leaves, aroma is higher. 1604 is made with 1 bud 1 leaf, soup is more mellow.