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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions


Ning Hong Jing Hao, known to some as the “King of Teas,” is a China Black Tea from Jiangxi Province. It has many qualities similar to that of Keemun Tea, while also consisting of a compact leaf with good tippy content.

When brewed, it produces a slightly fruity, sweet, fresh flavour with a real depth of character. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.

It’s worth noting, too, that Ning Hong Jing Hao likely contains enough caffeine to get you out of bed in the morning. Specifically, it has around 45-mg per 8-oz cup, which is the same as most other Black Tea types.

There is also the chance of it coming with health benefits. Whatever your reason for choosing it, be it taste, energy or medicinal qualities, why not treat yourself and indulge today?

What is Ning Hong Jing Hao?

Jiangxi is one of the lesser-known Chinese provinces - especially when it comes to Tea production. The area is landlocked and bordered by several mountain ranges, its climate best described as subtropical and humid with seasonal precipitation.

These conditions (and other qualities such as soil) play a significant role in the taste and profile of Ning Hong Jing Hao.

Xiushui county, in particular, is where this Tea comes from. It lies in the north of the overall region, connecting the Hubei and Hunan Provinces. Tea cultivation has taken place here for over 1,000 years - our Ning Hong Jing Hao being one such example, which came about during the mid-Qing Dynasty. It is indeed older than Keemun Tea despite the latter having the limelight.

If, then, you’re looking to impress your friends and family with a truly rare gem, you’ve chosen well with this remarkable, extraordinarily delicious beverage. It has everything you’d want from your morning cuppa and so much more.

Buy it and try it right here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. You won’t be disappointed by all it has to offer.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Leaf Tea.

Origin: Xiushui County, Jiangxi 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: Enjoy gentle fruity notes with sweet undertones.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.

Benefits of Drinking Ning Hong Jing Hao

Preliminary evidence suggests that habitual Tea drinking (at least three times a week) could support a longer, healthier life. This is according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which saw 100,902 participants split into two groups.

The first group comprised volunteers who drank three or more cups of Tea a week. The second group, meanwhile, included those who drank less than three brews a week.

Both sets of test subjects were followed-up for a median of 7.3 years, the results ultimately establishing that 50-year-old habitual Tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Additionally, scientists noted that these same brew lovers could live up to 1.26 years longer than someone who never or rarely drank Tea.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Country
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  7. A delicious tea. Clean and delicate flavour. Worthy of its 'King of Teas' accolade!

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