Imperial Yixing Hong Black Tea from Jiangsu

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apple, Candy, Cardamom, Celery, Citrus, Floral, Forest Floor, Hay, Herbaceous, Herbs, Meat, Molasses, Nutty, Pepper, Roots, Sage, Sawdust, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Thick, Wood, Woody
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “This one is q very floral hong cha, at times it even reminds me of Wu Yi oolongs in its floral and toasty notes as well as liu bao with its nutty and bitter touch. Nevertheless, it is very...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Imperial style black from Yixing in Jiangsu. The home of the world famous Purple “Zisha” Clay Teapots is also an area that produces some less-known but still world-class black tea!

We are proud to offer three grades of Yixing Hong for you to enjoy!

Our imperial grade “tippy” is a low temperature process black tea that preserves the downy hairs on the tea, giving it a sweet and malty character. If brewing gong fu style we recommend 80-90C water with very short steeps (for the first 3-4 steeps) to get the most out of this incredibly unique and textured tea!

Harvested in Late-April each year!

Yixing Township in Jiangsu Province

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This one is q very floral hong cha, at times it even reminds me of Wu Yi oolongs in its floral and toasty notes as well as liu bao with
its nutty and bitter touch. Nevertheless, it is very clearly a black tea with very tender leaves and lots of hair.

Dry leaf aroma has strong woody notes of sawdust and sweet hay note. More subtle scents of herbs (sage) and meat feature as well. From the wet leaves, I get hints of apples, celery root, candies and forest floor blending into quite an earthy mix overall.

The taste is floral, herbaceous, spicy and warming. There are flavours of aloe vera, cardamon, nuts, and conifer forest. The lingering aftertaste brings further notes of citrus fruits and molasses. It retains some peppery spiciness and a woody, savoury character. On of the highlights of the session is the thick, round and smooth mouthfeel for sure.

Flavors: Apple, Candy, Cardamom, Celery, Citrus, Floral, Forest Floor, Hay, Herbaceous, Herbs, Meat, Molasses, Nutty, Pepper, Roots, Sage, Sawdust, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Thick, Wood, Woody

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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