Phoenix Lake - Organic Wild-Harvested Red TeaElixir Tea
A dark, rich and malty red tea with caramel and wild flower notes. Each smooth sip spreads warmth to body and mind - like the Phoenix from which it takes its name.
|Flavour||Rich malt and caramel with notes of wild-flowers.|
Mellow. Warming. Soothing.
This is the tea that puts fire in your belly. A first cup brings warmth like glowing embers deep inside. A second cup sees warmth building and rising inside the body. A third cup finds you getting up to turn the central heating off as the red glow of Phoenix Lake reaches your fingers and toes. Like taking a bath from the inside out.
|Origin||Phoenix Lake is an organic, living red tea harvested from wild Vietnamese tea trees|
|Quantity||50g (24p per serving)
In China, red teas like Phoenix Lake are what in the West we call black teas. As such, they can be brewed and treated much as the black teas you are familiar with. Although not drunk with milk in Asia, Phoenix Lake can take milk if you prefer it this way.
The traditional way to make living tea is to use a small pot with a generous amount of leaves. The leaves are then used for multiple, short infusions. Living tea made this way brings out all of its taste, vibrancy and complexity.
|Quicker (100ml)||1 tbsp||95-99⁰||45-60 secs||5-6|
|Kyusu (250ml)||1 tbsp||95-99⁰||60-90 secs||5-6|
|Travel Flask (300ml)||1 tbsp||95-99⁰||60-90 secs||5-6|
Warming. Raises Yang. Suggested for Cold and Yang Deficient patterns.
One of the most tangible living teas for patients - the effect is noticeable almost immediately. Warmth builds in the Lower Jiao, rising to the Middle and Upper Jiao before spreading to the extremities after 2-3 cups - you will often see people flush in the face or ears. Ideal when soothing and mellow warmth is needed rather than a flaring of heat. If moxa were a tea - Phoenix Lake would be it.
|Movement||Raising & Expanding|
|Element||Fire - Earth|