Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ching Wo Tea is a type of Congou Black Tea from Fujian Province, China. It consists of large leaves which, when brewed, offer a winey character with full-bodied notes.
Many compare it to that of Keemun Loose Tea. However, it also boasts numerous unique qualities, thus making it a rare gem. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack it fresh to order.
This Black Tea, as you might already know, comes from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. And like any infusion to originate from the Tea Plant, it contains a considerable amount of caffeine.
The extended period of oxidation in Black Tea, though, ensures that it has more caffeine than most. Specifically, Ching Wo has around 45-mg per 8-oz cup - enough to get you out of bed in the morning!
What is Ching Wo Tea?
Ching Wo was first produced in Zhenghe County, Fujian Province, during the 19th century. By the mid-1800s, its popularity spread to European countries and the Middle East.
Years of political turmoil and wars in China eventually led to a temporary decline. However, since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, it has once again become immensely sought-after.
The region it comes from is covered in dense forests met by meandering rivers. Its mountainous area ranges from 200 to 1,000 metres above sea level, which is where most Tea gardens find themselves.
This is where Ching Wo Tea starts life, its extraordinary profile being the product of fertile soils and unique climatic conditions. Why not discover its full potential today?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Zhenghe County, Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a deep, rich, winey character with full-bodied notes.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Ching Wo Tea
Did you know that Ching Wo Black Tea contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Its two primary antioxidants, theaflavin and thearubigins, work well together in the fight against oxidation.
This natural, though harmful, process can cause untold damage, often increasing the risks of developing a multitude of chronic conditions.
This beverage, on the other hand, reduces these risks. Furthermore, it can enhance cognitive function, aid digestion, boost the immune system and balance blood sugar levels.
Perhaps most remarkable of all, however, is the fact that it promotes the metabolism of fat cells.
This particular Black Tea benefit enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Ultimately, this can potentially lead to weight loss.