We’re very used to tea from China (the traditional home of the plant) but I believe this to be the first tea from the Sichuan Province in China (sometimes transliterated ‘Szechuan’ or ‘Szechwan’). This black tea is from a subtropical area of the province, which is divided into two somewhat distinct geographic areas--low and subtropical in the east and mountainous in the west. This is a higher end xiao zhong, or “small bush” tea and has notes of date and honey-sweetness with really nice balancing tastes of nougat and oatmeal stout.
Name: Sichuan Black
Origin: Sichuan, China
Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Dates, Nougat
Brewing Instructions are included on the tin.