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An exquisite tea sourced from Indonesia's Kertasarie Estate, this Indonesian black tea is a favorite of those who love a strong and stimulating flavor in their cup.
Indonesia's high altitudes, volcanic soil and tropical climate produce a dark and rich tasting tea that is truly unique.
Brewing Tips: Our Indonesian black tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Indonesian tea should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy this delicious Indonesian black tea!
How Much Tea Do I Need?
1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea
8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea
4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea
Very balanced tea that never gets old!
I use to sell this tea when I had a coffee/tea stand at Farmer's Markets from 2004 to 2012. I often have people call me and ask where they can get it. Just today I ran into a former customer and she asked about it. Am sending her the details for Mark T. Wendell. I still have some on my shelf and still reach for it first when I want tea. It is one of the best teas.
I have been drinking this tea for years. It and Yunnan are my favorites. I love the clean, smooth, spicy taste. Excellent with milk.
I love this tea! I've been drinking if for probably over 20 years. It is rich and full, brisk and smooth with a nuance of spice or warm summer with a forest-resiny smell. It's forgiving of a longer brewing time, having a soft but not shy mouth feel. My parents also made this their usual breakfast tea.
Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?
Highest Quality Teas
Superior Customer Service
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for my order to ship?
We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.
Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?
All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.
Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.
How long does tea stay fresh?
If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.
How long should I brew my tea?
Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!