Da Hu Sai Village Wild Arbor Black Tea of Yunnan * Spring 2018

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Baked Bread, Blackberry, Candied Apple, Caramel, Malt, Raspberry, Sweet Potatoes
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  • “The tea is pleasant enough but left me uncertain if I’d re-order. I have other inexpensive teas that I do repeat so it’s not that. There was an interesting aroma of grapefruit which grew on...” Read full tasting note
  • “It is a typical Yunnan. Pleasant, sweet, no astringency. It smells of malt, baked bread, sweet potato and dark berries. The taste is consistently pleasant but there is no wow factor or anything...” Read full tasting note
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This tasty black tea is composed of Spring 2018 wild arbor assamica tea from the same plants as we used for our Spring 2014/15 Da Hu Sai village raw pu-erh cake!

Tea is picked, fried, rolled, wilted for about 24 hours in warm shaded area and then finally dried to produce this lovely pure assamica black tea.

The feeling of the tea is thick in the mouth, the taste peppery, floral and sweet all at once. This traditional process for Yunnan black tea dates back more than 100 years!

This year’s pick is a 2 leaf to 1 bud ratio, whereas the Spring 2017 pick was 1 leaf to 1 bud. They are going to look and taste a bit different, but they are from the same garden and processed by the same person (Mr. Duan).

Area: Da Hu Sai Village of Lincang (Yunnan Province)

Spring 2018 Harvest

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81 tasting notes

The tea is pleasant enough but left me uncertain if I’d re-order. I have other inexpensive teas that I do repeat so it’s not that.

There was an interesting aroma of grapefruit which grew on me.

“This year’s pick is a 2 leaf to 1 bud ratio, whereas the Spring 2017 pick was 1 leaf to 1 bud. They are going to look and taste a bit different, but they are from the same garden and processed by the same person (Mr. Duan).”

So no luck comparing to previous reviews. I’d like to try an Autumn production.

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It is a typical Yunnan. Pleasant, sweet, no astringency. It smells of malt, baked bread, sweet potato and dark berries. The taste is consistently pleasant but there is no wow factor or anything unique. In addition to malt, baked bread, sweet potato, and blackberry it also has notes of baked apple, caramel and raspberry.

All of these components blend together well creating a unified taste without any differences in the second taste, aftertaste etc. The problem is it loses its complexity fast when you have it Western style as I did: there was still some baked bread and pleasant caramel sweetness but a lot of the previous undertones disappeared and some gooseberry-like sourness surfaced. That made for a very muted and way less interesting second cup. So if you are to brew it Western style you better add a lot of water and wait a bit longer to produce e a lot of tea from the first steeping.

You cant go wrong with this one but I did not find anything remarkable that would make me want to reorder.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Blackberry, Candied Apple, Caramel, Malt, Raspberry, Sweet Potatoes

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