Tasting Notes: Strong bitterness. Some drinkers, however, notice that the bitterness is followed by a mild sweetness.
Region: Sichuan Province
Ku cha (also known as ‘Ku Ding Cha’) is a traditional Chinese medicinal tea that has been used for thousands of years. The name ‘Ku’ signifies bitter, while the Chinese character for ‘Ding’ denotes ‘spike,’ which is how this tea is shaped. The tea leaves come from the evergreen Ku ding cha shrub, which is native to China.