drank Wild Wuyi Black by Harney & Sons
1817 tasting notes

I was craving black tea this morning but there was no time to make it, then middle daughter offered to make a pot for me while she was making hers.

I started out drinking this hot and I am still amazed at what a complex black tea it is. Dark, a bit of molasses flavor, sweet, cocoa notes…and then, I iced it with a little sugar. We were having lunch outside on this beautiful Easter Sunday and POW! Suddenly I get flowers at the end of the sip! I even looked around to see if enough roses were open to have influenced me, but only a few blooms were present and I was upwind from them. I sipped again paying clolse attention and there it was….flowers. There is also a maltiness with a bit of spice that I have found in really excellent Assams, though this is a Wuyi black. Delicious. I will be sorry to see this tin come to an end.

Dinosara

I was never really that interested in this one originally since I didn’t care for unflavored blacks, but now that my palate continues to expand I think I shall have to try this one!

ashmanra

Unfortunately, they have been sold out of it for quite some time. I hope they get either this or Golden Snail back in stock, though! And now our beloved Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap is unavailable. Sigh.

Dinosara

Oh well, then! I think Harney’s issue is that they have high standards for their teas but that they also need to buy a lot of it because they are a huge company, so it means if they get a good supply of something one year, but not in the next year, they’re just stuck being sold out for a long time.

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Dinosara

I was never really that interested in this one originally since I didn’t care for unflavored blacks, but now that my palate continues to expand I think I shall have to try this one!

ashmanra

Unfortunately, they have been sold out of it for quite some time. I hope they get either this or Golden Snail back in stock, though! And now our beloved Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap is unavailable. Sigh.

Dinosara

Oh well, then! I think Harney’s issue is that they have high standards for their teas but that they also need to buy a lot of it because they are a huge company, so it means if they get a good supply of something one year, but not in the next year, they’re just stuck being sold out for a long time.

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