Gong Fu Black (black tea)

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Gong Fu Black

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  • 4.2 oz Tin $29.95
  • 0.4 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch Out of stock
  • 8.0 oz Pouch $37.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $68.95
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Zhi exclusive. #1 Rated Black Tea in the World!

This exquisite black tea from Fujian Province in China has become the favorite at Zhi. If you like the rich complexity of a classic Chinese black tea with all the hallmark smoothness and depth, be prepared to be enchanted. This is a top-grade exclusive tea with a major wow factor.

Thin, twisted leaves present a deep rich red cup with distinct caramelized sugar and chocolate notes and a long creamy finish. Mouthfeel, mouthfeel, mouthfeel.

If you like a great Keemun or a Gold Yunnan then you will love this tea.

To see ratings, go to steepster.com/teas/zhi-tea/15759-gong-fu-black

2.0 oz Pouch $13.95 - 30 servings 47¢ per cup | 4.2 oz Tin $29.95 - 63 servings 48¢ per cup

Customer Reviews

  1. May 10, 2013 Review by Kim

    very good. Trying my first cup now with a bit of acacia honey and lemon. Beautiful color and very dense. I definitely taste the chocolate notes and to my palate the depths of pumpkin. It is very good tea....but not my favorite.

  2. January 3, 2012 Review by Nikola

    I can just agree with everyone else who commented here on this tea. I really love that it is astringency-free and wonderfully smooth. It has a depth and roundness like no other black tea I tasted. I am very happy with this purchase.

  3. December 19, 2011 Review by Brit

    Gong Fu is a hefty dark black tea. The savory denseness can almost take the place of a meal. I absolutely adore this tea. It has notes of chocolate with a malty after taste. My newest addiction! Zhi Tea has done it again.

  4. May 12, 2011 Review by Steph S.

    The BEST EVER black tea. Why? Not harsh in any way and soooo complex and deeply satisying. I am now totally addicted too to this amazing tea. Thank you Zhi people, your tea rocks!
    Oh, I also got this tea in TWO DAYS from the time I ordered it. That beats anyone I have ordered with online except of course amazon (who I don't buy tea from!)

  5. May 4, 2011 Review by lisa

    Wow--this is what I look for in a cup of tea. No astringency, plus a nice malty, chocolately hint of sweetness. Would be good anytime of day. This is going on my favorites list!

  6. March 17, 2011 Review by Emily

    I just ordered my third tin of this. I've never reordered a tea so many times, so this is true love! It's caramelly, chocolately perfection with a little soy creamer and stevia. Heaven!

  7. October 21, 2010 Review by Adam

    Wow. This Bai Lin takes the cake. This is as good or better than one I tried recently from another company and it is far less expensive at Zhi. Amazing mouth feel and true caramel burnt sugar notes along with the famous chocolate upfront notes. Deeply satisfying. Ten Stars out of five!

  8. August 6, 2010 Review by Michael

    I completely agree with Brian -- this is definitely one of the best black teas I have ever drunk. Amazing quality and exquisite taste. I can't get enough of it!

  9. June 30, 2010 Review by Brian H. Summerville

    I just got a free sample of this at the shop in Austin. Holy moses! This is simply the best black tea I have EVER drunk, hands down. I don't know what to say other than it has ten times the flavor and it just lingers on the palate and makes me WANT MORE. I just ordered a large bag of it. THANK YOU!

Water: 208°F | 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 4-5 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Black tea has a class of polyphenols that protect your bones and teeth (help the body from pulling calcium) and is good for your heart. Black tea contains antioxidants and about 1/3 the amount of caffeine as found in a cup of coffee.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.

Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.

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