We have been making some great black tea here at the Fairhope Tea Plantation this summer.  When the new growth comes on in the 90 degree heat it quickly waxes over into the most beautiful tea leaves that have a special, polished look.   The heavy leaf wax makes an especially good flavor.  This flavor is special and only happens at the right time.  This is when I make the best black tea.  My wife, a forty year long experienced tea tester says, “That is the best tea you have ever made!”