Chinese Bitter Tea

The Chinese Bitter Tea (Kuding Tea) is derived from different plants which produce leaves with bitter taste. One or two leaves are rolled together to produce a tea in the shape of a straw. The tea is brewed like the Chinese Green Tea, and only one straw is used per cup (or teapot). This is a bitter and refreshing tea, to be enjoyed all day long. In China this tea is considered “for man” due to the bitterness.

Two "straws" of Bitter Tea. They are sufficient for a 500 ml pot making a crisp and refreshing tea.