Tie Kuan Yin Black

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Black Tea
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Fruity
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  • “From the Samurai TTB. So I forgot to write my note while I was drinking this. Just drink drink drinking away, no thought at all for my notebook or tealog. I can say for sure that I really...” Read full tasting note
  • “‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #9 An intriguing one to see in the teabox!  It’s not even available on adagio’s website anymore even though the pouch says it’s from 2019.  It’s a Tie Guan Yin...” Read full tasting note
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A Ti Kuan Yin processed as black tea
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From the Samurai TTB.

So I forgot to write my note while I was drinking this. Just drink drink drinking away, no thought at all for my notebook or tealog. I can say for sure that I really enjoyed this one from SkySamurai. It had such a unique fruity quality that I can’t say I’ve tasted before. I couldn’t pinpoint the fruit, but I kept thinking how remarkable it was that this tasted so fruity. Anyway, maybe if I’d written my note while drinking I could have come up with more, but this is all I’ve got. I liked it!

Flavors: Fruity

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‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #9
An intriguing one to see in the teabox!  It’s not even available on adagio’s website anymore even though the pouch says it’s from 2019.  It’s a Tie Guan Yin leaf that is processed like a black tea. The leaves look like a wiry dusty black tea.  So you can’t tell this is Tie Guan Yin by looking at it. I’m not sure how this is different from how black tea is usually made. The leaf has to start somewhere and it’s all from the same plant.  The flavor is a unique one – light in flavor, though nothing like an oolong.  The flavor is like mixing a Ruby varietal with a Premium Taiwanese Assam.  Very mineral and sweet, with hints of sugar candied almonds. I was worried the second steep would be ruined at boiling, but it isn’t at all ruined.  It tastes exactly like the first steep but slightly deeper.   The third steep also isn’t astringent and starts to taste like some sort of buttery pastry.  I swear it tastes like I added a bit of fig strawberry jam to this cup.  It’s even starchier but in a good way.  I didn’t know why I was comparing it to PTA but that strawberry flavor I usually associate with PTA peeks through on the third steep. I’m glad I didn’t miss that third steep.
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled // 3 min
Steep #3  // just boiled // 6 min

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