Sangamon Sunset Red Black Tea Lake Missoula Tea Company
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Sangamon Sunset Red


A tea that hints of honey and apricot. Light in body, organic.


Sangamon Sunset Red

Sangamon Sunset Red is a an organic black tea that comes from the ancient tea trees of Yunnan. This tea is a beautiful long leaf tea with sweet undertones that hints of honey and sour apricot. Hold off on any milk or honey on this one, the flavor is divine without it. Additionally, it’s the recipient of the North American Tea Buyer’s Black Tea Award. We are proud to carry this award winning tea in Missoula, Montana.

This exquisite black comes from Jingmai Mountain in Yunnan. The Dai people have handpicked this tea from the ancient tea trees for millennia. This particular tea is picked after cicada-like bugs feast on the edges of the tea leaf. The chemistry of the leaf changes due to a reaction to the cicadas agitating the tea leaf. Sangamon Sunset Red comes from a region in southern Yunnan where the 700 to 1,000 year old ancient tea trees grow. Because the ancient tea trees grow in a natural, rainforest environment, the leaf provides a unique combination of rich antioxidants and nutrients.

Sangamon refers to the last interglacial period when glaciers receded (approx 80,000 years ago), and just before the development of glacial Lake Missoula. This was a period of relative calm, allowing the mega-fauna to thrive, including the woolly mammoth and saber tooth cat.

Sangamon Sunset Red is a Top Shelf tea.

Organic Chinese black tea.


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2 reviews for Sangamon Sunset Red

  1. Julia Meyer (verified owner)

    I had always considered myself a strong black tea person until I tried this one. This tea has both the aroma and a lightly sweet flavor of honey that makes for a wonderful drinking experience. I couldn’t bring myself to add any milk or sugar- it was just that good on its own (although I’m sure it would taste lovely with additions too)
    I’ll definitely be purchasing this one again, after trying a few other LMTC teas of course!

    • Heather Kreilick

      Hi Julia, We think Sangamon Sunset Red is one of the best black single origin teas we carry, glad you found it! LMTC

  2. Cydly (verified owner)

    I’ve been enjoying this tea for breakfast lately. It’s a great way to jump start my morning without overwhelming my taste buds.

    • Heather Kreilick

      Hi Cydly,

      You’ve found a true tea gem with the Sangamon Sunset Red black tea. Thank you for sharing, LMTC

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