While Vietnam is better known for its green tea, Six Borders Black is a surprisingly excellent wild black tea from the high mountain slopes of Yen Bai Province - a region that borders six other Vietnamese provinces. Grown above 4,300 feet and harvested by a single family of H'mong farmers, this tea is full of character and flavors of malt and chocolate. It has a rich copper liquor.
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 212 degrees (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 3 minutes