2017 Black Brick Heicha Cube 黑磚黑茶

Xiang Lu Shan

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10.00 Grams
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Black Brick Heicha Cube (黑磚黑茶, Hēi Zhuān Hēi Chá, "Black Brick Black Tea") - Black Brick is the 3rd grade of Anhua Heicha (fermented tea) from Hunan, below Tian Jian and Hua Juan and above Fu Zhuan. Traditionally darker than Fu Zhuan, with more lumber and earth notes, we have historically not carried Hei Zhuan because the whole brick is impossible to open using normal means - it has to be cut with a saw. We were able to acquire a batch of 2017 Black Brick and had Xiang Lu Shan cut them into cubes for us. Due to the nature of the cutting process, these bricks are 10 grams on average, with a standard deviation of ~1.5 grams. We're excited to be able to share this unique fermented tea with Heicha fans in the West. These cubes produce 12-20 robust steepings depending on the steeping method used. They can also be boiled in a larger container, as is traditional among the Central Asian steppe communities that are the historical market for this style of tea. 

1 Review

  • 4
    Kind of a hard start but worth it

    Posted by Esmeralda Vera on Dec 16th 2023

    I won't lie, this cube took a little longer to open up and a little longer to fully get all the leaves unfurled but it was such a good journey through all the flavors. It's well worth the effort but personally this is a tea I definitely prefer to drink alone to enjoy the slow steps request to coax the leaves out.