Hwang Cha Korean Yellow Tea

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Yellow Tea
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185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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Hwang Cha Korean Yellow Tea

Maybe we should call this our “chocolate tea.” The liquor contains intense flavors of cocoa with a bit of chrysanthemum, and is rounded out by a slight muscatel taste.The liquor gives off a light scent of cocoa which compliments the flavors of the tea. The color of the liquor resembles a mixture of honey and molasses. If you want to get a little daring, try drinking Hwang Cha with a dark chocolate truffle.

The dark chocolately-brown colored dry loose leaves are uniform and tightly rolled. They, too, have a subtle chocolate smell, while the wet leaves give off a scent that is more savory and slightly briny.

Serving Suggestions
Hot Tea
- 90 secs @ 175F (boil water and let sit 2-3 minutes).
- Can be steeped multiple times. We typically steep this tea 3-4 times.

Iced Tea
- After steeping hot tea, refrigerate until chilled.

About Chicago Tea Garden View company

Chicago Tea Garden is an online tea shop committed to providing extraordinary teas and tea education to tea lovers and those new to the leaf. Chicago Tea Garden's co-owner Tony Gebely also runs the World of Tea Blog [http://www.worldoftea.org] and Tweets at @WorldofTea.

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A free sample from Chicago Tea Garden. Looked very interesting. I’ve not had a ‘chocolate tea’ before.
But I was disapointed. Couldn’t taste the cocoa flavor at all. There is enough in the sample for one more cup. Maybe I need to getthe steeping correct.
It was much darker than I would expect for a Yellow tea. Much closer to a black tea.

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46 tasting notes

Yummy! I don’t know what chrysanthemum or muscatel taste like, but I’m definitely getting chocolate! Not dark cocoa like most teas, but an actual creamy, milk chocolate kind of taste. There’s also something just a little bit smoky in here. Perfect for drinking on a rainy day!

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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596 tasting notes

Smooth and tasty, unlike any yellow tea that I’ve tried. Full-bodied, some chocolate, plenty of chrysanthemum. Yum.

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64 tasting notes

2 tsp/cup This note is only from January – I’m catching up!

Smells like chocolate, puffed wheat, honey.

Smooth, chocolate, molasses, tobacco. Great, reminds me of some higher-quality Yunnan bud teas.

2nd steep: 2 min
3: 3 min
4L 5 min

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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