Hu-Kwa is a uniquely crafted black tea from the island of Formosa and is considered by many tea connoisseurs to be the benchmark against which all other Lapsang Souchong style teas are measured. Hu-Kwa tea gains its distinctive flavour and smoky tang from the burning pine wood over which it is fired during the final drying process of the tea leaf. Distinctive with its smoky flavour and aroma, the dry leaves have an amber-brown color. When brewed, Hu-Kwa tea produces a deep red liquour and a surprisingly mellow cup. Since this tea is cultivated in varying terroir from the smoky Lapsang Souchong teas commonly produced in mainland China, it has a taste and character all its own.
Signature blend and offered by the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company for over a century.