Black tea delicately smoked
One of the oldest in-house blend, this tea delicately smoked is unusual with a special intense and perfumed taste. Perfect for the brunch.
HOW TO PREPARE
85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste
When to drink ?
Better in the morning
The origins of Chine Extra tea
In 1937, during the Paris World Fair, Compagnie Coloniale created Chine Extra. A delicious mix of natural black teas from China to honor the excellence of Chinese know-how.
The combination of 4 great tea for a perfect blind of Chinese teas :
Lapsang Souchong tea
Lapsang Souchong comes from the Fujian region in southwest China. Its particularity is that it reveals a delicate smoky taste. Its ancestral and artisanal process makes it so special: the black tea leaves follow a relatively long period of oxidation before being smoked and dried, first on wood, then rolled and oxidized, and finally dried again in bamboo baskets placed over a fire.
Generally Lapsang Souchong is smoked on spruce wood.
At Compagnie Coloniale we have chosen a tea smoked with pine roots to avoid distorting the natural taste of black tea leaves. When tasted, the first sip reveals an ashy note, then gradually reveals a generous woody flavor.
Lapsang Souchong tea is not processed, so it contains a high antioxidant content and offers many benefits!
Panyong is a black tea that is not well known in Europe. The one we have selected comes from the province of Zhejiang which borders the China Sea. This province offers the finest teas in terms of quality. It has beautiful needle-like leaves which are harvested only in April. The infusion of Panyong reveals an orange color, its notes are powerful. In the mouth, it offers a woody, rather intense flavor that generally pleases coffee lovers, moreover as rich in theine it is the ideal tea for tonic mornings.
Keemun, also called Quimen, is another tea from China.
This tea is a black tea originating from the Quimen and Huangshan district in the Anhui province.
This brewed black tea has a clear and light liquor, but quite full-bodied. The nose reveals a very fruity flavor, subtly woody, some even find notes of chocolate.
Keemun has very little theine unlike other plain black teas. Did you know that this tea is served at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's birthday?
The Grand Yunnan black tea comes from where the tea was born : the Yunnan province in China. This area benefits from ideal conditions for tea cultivation: medium to high altitude areas and a warm and humid climate. The tea leaf takes on a brown color dotted with buds. This black tea offers a bright red liquor. On the palate, it is both smooth and full-bodied with floral and slightly sweet notes.
Our tasting tips
How to prepare this Chine Extra tea so that it releases all the splendor of its aromas ?
It is very simple:
We advise you to steep 2 grams of tea for 3 minutes in simmering water between 85° and 90°C.
But the secret of a good tea is to enjoy it first! You can shorten this time if you prefer a lighter taste, or lengthen it for a more intense result.
They are conquered !
The opinions of our customers
Antoine B. published the 18/01/2022 following an order made on 05/01/2022
Jean-François L. published the 16/01/2022 following an order made on 04/01/2022
Fidèle à ce thé
Vaïté M. published the 15/12/2021 following an order made on 30/11/2021
Un peu cher car coût de l’expédition, mais il faut se faire plaisir. Il faudra que Jennifer essaye d’autres
Nathalie D. published the 04/12/2021 following an order made on 19/11/2021
Anne S. published the 28/10/2021 following an order made on 14/10/2021