Tieguanyin Xiao Zhong

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum, Smoke, Stonefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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From Verdant Tea

The inspiration for this tea is Wuyi Xiao Zhong, a traditional and full-bodied black tea from Wuyishan (sometimes smoked with special pine wood). You might expect a bracing and full bodied tea, but when you taste this Tieguanyin varietal processed as a curled, roasted black tea, you find something quite different. The Liu Family has created a tea that is full of juicy fruity notes, rich spice and savory undertones. Rich and satisfying, this tea still has a floral Tieguanyin core under the black tea finishing.

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1810 tasting notes

I didn’t love this. There’s a minerality and noticeable charcoal roast, neither of which worked for me.

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38 tasting notes

One of the first loose leaf teas I tried was a black tieguanyin— an unusual introduction to loose leaf, but I was fortunate to have a good tea store for my local brick and mortar. I cracked this open and smiled- it is so close to the original black tieguanyin I had it’s like opening up an old friend. It smells sweet and deeply plummy, with a hint of soft wet wood. Imagine stealing away into a favorite spot in the forest to eat chocolate-covered dried stonefruits. In the cup, caramelized sweet potato on the nose, autumn leaves and faraway bonfires on the tongue. The magic a touch of smoking adds.
Autumn you can pour in a cup. I’ll never tire of it.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Plum, Smoke, Stonefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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