Black Tea, Today's Tea

An Obscure and Eclectic Black Tea From China

During the, “White Dew” season, in the Autumn of 1959, some farmers picked super fine golden buds and turned them into black tea. They then sent this tea to Chairman Mao as a tribute, for which he thanked them.

Since then, Huáng Jīn Bái Lù Hóng Chá, 黄金白露红茶, Golden White Dew Black tea, from Yibin in Sichuan has been a rare, eclectic, and sought after tea, that is a mystery in the West and still, apparently, relatively unknown in the East — more tomorrow.