This is a somewhat delicate tea, with malty, nutty spicey notes. It is not exceptional, but it is pleasant. S&V says you can blend it with others and I think you could. Takes cream nicely or is fine without.
“This is a somewhat delicate tea, with malty, nutty spicey notes. It is not exceptional, but it is pleasant. S&V says you can blend it with others and I think you could. Takes cream nicely or...” Read full tasting note
“This is a very nice tea with some malty and fruity notes. I brewed this noe time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 minutes.” Read full tasting note
“I finished the last of this tea a couple days ago and honestly had to take a little time to process my impressions of it. I do not have a ton of experience with Vietnamese black teas. The few I...” Read full tasting note
The tea culture in Vietnam has been alive and thriving for thousands of years. The Vietnamese drink vast amounts of tea that is produced within its borders, however, due to wars and conflicts through the years the tea in Vietnam has not been plentiful or in some cases handled with enough care and knowledge to make it a recognized tea in the world-wide market. That has all changed in recent years though. Vietnamese tea growers sought help from India in the production of quality orthodox black teas. While most of the country’s people drink green tea, there are a growing number of younger Vietnamese enjoying the tastes of black teas. Vietnamese black teas were mostly exported for use in blends although lately Vietnam growers are producing high quality self drinking teas.
A tea worthy of your tastebuds! The infused leaf from these jet black, medium sized Vietnam black tea leaves yields a sweet aroma. The golden cup has a distinctive spicy/nutty flavor. Enjoy this tea by itself or try blending with your other favorite black teas.
This tea pairs well with meat, chicken, spicy foods, chocolate and spiced desserts.
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I finished the last of this tea a couple days ago and honestly had to take a little time to process my impressions of it. I do not have a ton of experience with Vietnamese black teas. The few I have had have been really hit or miss for me. On that note, this tea was another miss, but I do think it has a couple of redeeming qualities and can understand why some people may like it. With that in mind, I graded this one a little leniently, but I still would not recommend it to people looking for a unique and memorable tea.
In the glass, the liquor showed a dark golden amber. Delicate aromas of roasted nuts, nutmeg, toast, and malt were just barely detectable on the nose. In the mouth, faint notes of nutmeg, roasted nuts (hazelnut, chestnut), toast, and malt mingled with a subtle astringency and what I can only describe as a trace of brininess. The finish was not particularly long, offering fleeting impressions of toast, malt, and nutmeg.
Honestly, I really found this to be a bland, boring tea. I kind of doubt I will remember much about it within a couple of months. I didn’t find it bad, just dull. There wasn’t much going on with it. It was very smooth though. I could see it taking cream and sugar fairly well. I could also see it maybe working in a blend. On its own, however, this tea doesn’t offer much of note.
Flavors: Malt, Nutmeg, Roast Nuts, Toast