Golden Flowers Heicha
Also known as Fuzhuan Cha or Fucha, this earthy, robust aged tea is treated with a special type of mushroom spore (eurotium cristatum) and then hand-pressed into flaky layered bricks. As the tea ages, the spores grow into tiny golden mushrooms that are said to look like flowers all over the tea leaves! This prized tea possesses bold, full body and creamy sweet golden mushroom flavor, which balance each other out in a graceful and unique way.
In addition to the wonderful taste, the probiotic properties of this fungal tea are said to be excellent for gut health. The mushrooms are very heat resistant and will maintain their probiotic property even after being boiled. They will cling to the leaf even over many infusions and are healthy to drink every day!
We carry this brick tea in two sizes: 200g (7.05 oz, about 40-45 servings) and 500g (17.64 oz., about 100-120 servings)
Ingredients: Fuzhan Chinese aged tea with eurotium cristatum fungus
Approximately 80mg of caffeine per cup
Steeping recommendation: Brew at 200°F for 2-4 minutes, about 2 tsp of leaf per 6 oz. of water and re-infuse several times.
Storage recommendation: Keep your aged teas in a dark, cool place. Do not allow to get wet other than brewing. Aged teas can be stored in airtight containers, but for continued aging experience it is best to let them breathe a bit. Try keeping in paper or loosely fastened bags.