Browse our products

Free delivery on all UK orders over £24.99

Shop in confidence

Red Ching Wo Tea 100g - loose leaf Chinese tea

Description Price Quantity
Ching Wo Tea 100g loose leaf Chinese tea £3.00

Flavours:Earthy, Mellow


, Sugar free
, Salt free

Red Ching Wo Tea 100g - loose leaf Chinese tea

View larger Image

Steenbergs Ching Wo Tea is a classic congou tea or red China tea.  It is grown in Ching Wo County in Fujian Province. Ching Wo is marketed these days as the tea that sustained Chairman Mao and the Communists during their Long March, but it was a staple of China teas back in the 19th century.  To quote from an 1883 book on tea regarding red leaf congous "The Ching Wo is the finest of all the red-leaf varieties...The special feature of Ching Wo is it delicate flavour."  I like the fact that it is light and clean with a nice red colour when brewed and a mild nuttiness in flavour.  For me (Axel Steenberg), it is the perfect all-day, everday China loose leaf black tea, which is just how Chairman Mao and his colleagues thought it as well.

Tea brewing: Put 1tsp of Ching Wo loose tea per cup into the pot.  Bring a kettle of freshly drawn water to the boil, then pour this heated water over the tea leaves.  Put the lid on the pot and leave to brew for 5 minutes.  Drink without milk, or add some milk and sugar to taste.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 0kCal; 2kJ
Protein ~g
Carbohydrates 0.0g
Fat ~g

Values per 225g mug:
Energy 0kCal; 4kJ
Protein ~g
Carbohydrates 0.0g
Fat ~g

You might also like

Your basket

Top sellers

  1. Organic smoked paprika 55g
  2. Organic Cinnamon Powder Refill Bulk Pouches
  3. Turmeric Powder Organic Fairtrade - 40g
  4. Cumin Ground Powder Organic Spice
  5. Organic Turmeric Baby Bulk Refill
  6. Sumac Ground Powder Spice
  7. Rose Petals Organic Dried Edible Flowers
  8. Cinnamon Powder Fairtrade Organic 40g
  9. Coriander Ground Powder Organic Spice

Latest from the blog

Steenbergs Baharat: The heart and soul of Turkish Spices and an Adana Jewelled Kofte Recipe
27 April 2017, 12:29 pmThe next in our series of spotlighting key Steenbergs products - this time it's the turn of our organic baharat.…... Read more
An Easter Treat: Dark Chocolate ganache cake with happy hippy flower salt
12 April 2017, 10:47 amIt’s the classic combination that’s a true winner every time: Dark chocolate and sea salt. Happy hippy flower salt is…... Read more
Cardamom, the exotic and warm spice
31 March 2017, 4:30 pmSpotlight  on Cardamom, one of Steenbergs key products   Often being regarded as the ‘Queen of spices', cardamom is one…... Read more