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Luku Hong Cha

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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    DMTea 302 tasting notes
  • “well what a strange tea. I picked it out the enormous swap box *Dexter3657* sent me because I have been attracted by the leaves...of course I have thought it was an Oolong because it looks like an...” Read full tasting note
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    Ysaurella 293 tasting notes

From Camellia Sinensis

This black tea from central Taiwan, made by our producer of Guei Fei, was rolled in the same way as the wulongs of the island.

Its leaves show darker shades and, when wet, release woody (resin) and fruity fragrances. Its liquor is smooth and silky enriched with rich spicy notes (cinnamon). Its sweet flavor is present from beginning to end in nuances of caramel and malt.

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585 tasting notes

I joined Steepster one year ago today. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for helping me explore tea, putting up with my questions, generously sharing your cupboards, expanding my knowledge, and just generally being the nicest online community I’ve run into. Thank you !!! (This also reminds me that I should update my profile – it’s not really completely “true” anymore).
I’m really working on getting over the “funk” I’ve been experiencing the last few weeks. I think I’m on the right track now and should be around more.

This was my tea of choice at work today. I’ve written about it before, and it still confuses me, but not as much as the first time. LOL I am learning – or trying to learn.
I really like Camellia Sinensis quality of tea. This one is Taiwan, and that’s why I think it’s weird. I think all Taiwan black teas are a little strange. Most of them are a little oolong esque to me. This one does not TASTE like oolong, but it’s definitely on the lighter side of the black scale. I think this is an interesting Taiwan Black, and if that’s where your interests/tastes lie, then you should give it a try. Me – I’m more of a China Black kind of girl – and that I didn’t know a year ago….

Courtney

Happy Steepsterversary! Ooh, Taiwan blacks are my favourite.

VariaTEA

Happy one year!!

Sil

awe! happy anniversary dexter! hugs

__Morgana__

Happy anniversary!

Stephanie

Awesomeness! Happy steepsterversary!

caile

Happy steepster anniversary! :)

OMGsrsly

Happy steepsterversary! :D

Tea Sipper

Yeah, I’ve realized in the last year that my tastes aren’t with Taiwanese teas either. Happy one year!

mrmopar

Yay! Glad you joined us. You have opened my horizon to many of the teas you drink.

Terri HarpLady

Happy anniversary! :)

TheTeaFairy

Aww, so happy to have you here with us, happy anniversary, many more to come I hope :-)

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4043 tasting notes

This was another interesting tea from Dexter. I don’t quite know how to describe it. I would order this again to try it, and i’m sending on a bit to my tea sister terri so that she can try it. I like that it’s rolled like oolongs typically are. The taste isn’t super bold, but there’s enough going on here that i am enjoying the cups i’ve had (it resteeps nicely).
Thanks for sharing some interesting teas with me dexter!

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Since December 2012 when this was purchased and sipped, I’ve gone through about 2/3’s of the bag. The website description is pretty spot on; spices (cinnamon) and a sweetness are very present in each sip.

Observations from my steeping today, brought up a lot of old memories I’ve had drinking this. It’s a very flavourful cup, but it doesn’t perform so well with short steeps (kinda stretching if I go past 6 short infusions). The spices notes are wonderful, and they give off a nice “warmth”, but I still prefer their Jin Die tea over this for that particular quality.

Overall it’s a good tea and my expectations were met, but there are other teas from Camellia Sinensis I’d order again over Luku Hong Cha.

Steep parameters:
500ml water, 5g tea leaves, 1 steep (4min)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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well what a strange tea. I picked it out the enormous swap box Dexter3657 sent me because I have been attracted by the leaves…of course I have thought it was an Oolong because it looks like an Oolong but no this is not…and however it comes from Taiwan and I adore Taiwanese teas…

And now I am sipping it after a 3 minutes steeping and…I am perplexe…I cannot really say what I feel about it and what I can taste. I it a medium black bodied tea, I would say a little malty with very little candied fruits.
It is a pleasant tea but really strange tea exactly like some people you meet and cannot really grasp their personnality.
Maybe I should meet this tea sevenral times…

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I have also experienced the generosity of Dexter3657!

Ysaurella

yes incredible generosity. I don’t know which lovely teas to drink first now I have so many :)

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