Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Assam Black Tea

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Malt, Smooth, Thick, Apple, Berry, Burnt Sugar, Cherry, Cocoa, Grapes, Honey, Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec 3 g 7 oz / 207 ml

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A handcrafted Assam black tea from Taiwan’s famous black tea region Sun Moon Lake, it has the malty tones expected of an Assam combined with sweet honeyed tones and an incredibly smooth texture.

Sourced direct from specialist Taiwanese tea wholesaler Cameron Tea, who work closely with award winning tea estates in Taiwan.

Tasting Notes:
- Very smooth texture with little to no bitterness
- Sweet honeyed malty notes

Harvest: Spring Flush, April 2015
Altitude: 700m
Cultivar: TTES #8 Assam, an assamica varietal originating from Jaipur, India
Origin: Shi family tea estate, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
Sourced: From Cameron Tea, a specialist Taiwanese wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

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1705 tasting notes

Gong fu brings out so many hidden notes. First steep at 15 seconds boiling, then another 15, 25, 10 to try it , 45, one minute and thirty, and finally at four minutes. Honey, fruit, and malt. The fruit notes kept changing. At first, it was like black grape juice. Then apple juice. Or cherry? Raisins. Cocoa. Malt again. What?! Again, Assam at it’s best. Totally upping rating.

More experienced drinkers, please comment on whether I’m just imagining these tastes or if they are plausible.

Flavors: Apple, Berry, Burnt Sugar, Cherry, Cocoa, Grapes, Honey, Malt, Tea

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

They are plausible. I think you’re just becoming a “more experienced tea drinker”. :D

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