Kim Tuyen Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Smoke, Stonefruits, Tropical, Mango, Rooibos, Spices
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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  • “For those who don’t know, Kim Tuyen is Jin Xuan. That’s probably why Harney describes it as being like an oolong: it’s a black tea made from a cultivar normally processed as an oolong. This does...” Read full tasting note

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An exciting and unique find, this unusual Vietnamese tea combines the best of both worlds for an unforgettable infusion. Visually, the brew resembles a black tea; steep the leaves, however, and you’ll find a beautifully tropical aroma full of character with the subtle and silky body and fruity qualities of an exquisite oolong. Enjoy the flavors plain, or add a drop of sweetener to enhance the floral notes.

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For those who don’t know, Kim Tuyen is Jin Xuan. That’s probably why Harney describes it as being like an oolong: it’s a black tea made from a cultivar normally processed as an oolong. This does come through in the taste. Its body has a softness that reminds me of some Taiwanese oolongs even if it lacks the milkiness Jin Xuan oolongs are known for. The floral aroma and light but honey-sweet tropical and stone fruit flavors, too, are quite oolong-like. Yet, despite everything it shares with oolongs, it’s still recognizable as a Chinese-style black tea.

As I hoped, gongfu and western style both work well with this tea. Gongfu brings out the complexities and the aroma of the tea more, while western style is sweet and mellow. Either way is satisfying to me. This is very cheap, so I recommend it for anyone who enjoys mellow Chinese black teas or fruity dark oolongs as this has similarities to both. Avoid if you think of Darjeeling or full leaf Yunnans as too weak or if a bit of smokiness bothers you, because this is light, but also a bit smoky.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Smoke, Stonefruits, Tropical

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