Red Rhythm (aka TTES#21), Artisanal Black Tea

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Red Rhythm (aka TTES#21) Red Rhythm (pronounced as Hon Yun in Chinese), also called Taiwan Tea No. 21. This is a new hybrd variety of Kimen and Kyang (a big leaf variety originated in India), developed by Taiwan Tea Experimental Station.
Brewing method: 3 gram tea with 150 ml boiling water, suggest brew time is 3 min
Appearance: Amber Nose: Strong note of citrus fruit, and mild follower fragrance
Palate: liquor body is medium to heavy. strong flavor of citrus fruit and middle tannin make a good balance in the palate.
Aftertaste: long and strong, no sense of sweetness in after taste
Overall: It is a strong flavor tea, but unlike its name suggests, the red rhythm is not a rock’n roll with lound and noisy sound, instead it’s more like a old fashioned lovely song. I like the way it. By the way, there is milk down effect in this tea.

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I ordered some Taiwanese black teas from this company after they posted a $20 coupon to the discussion boards, and after I tried some other Taiwanese blacks that I really liked.

So I brewed this to exact specifications provided, which was perhaps a higher tea to water ratio than I would normally. This one reminds me of the first Taiwanese black tea that I tried, rather than the recent ones. It’s a little flat, without a ton of flavor, honestly. It smells floral and a bit fruity. But no caramel, no chocolate, not really any honey. I’m not the biggest fan of naturally fruity/floral black teas for whatever reason. There’s also a bit of astringency here, but that may be related to the ratio.

I think I will try it with my usual ratio before I rate it. Interested to try the other blacks that I got as well.

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My teas arrived from Easy Tea Hard Choice today. The box and packaging are very cute. I pulled this one out first simply because I didn’t know what it was. I brewed up a cup and started drinking it before I read the notes on it. I agree 100% with Dinosara. It’s a little astringent per the brewing instructions and none of the other Taiwan teas I’ve had have had much astringency. Doesn’t work for me with this tea. I think next time I’ll use the same leaf amount but shorter steep times. It’s also not as juicy as the teas from Taiwan Tea Crafts. But maybe if I do shorter steeps I’ll be able to pull out some of the hidden flavors. So far not in love.


Hmmmm Mine came yesterday. Haven’t tried any of them yet. Need to make a mental note about the shorter steep times.

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sipdown! this was a share from dexter, who is awesome! Sadly, this one falls a little flat. It’s not a bad cup of tea but there is a floral note hiding in the tea that i am not the biggest fan on. It’s not enough to ruin the cup for me thankfully, but it is enough for me to pass on needing to pick this up. I appreciate the share though, since i was curious about these teas but missed the chance to try them recently :) thanks dexter!


I agree, the couple of these I’ve tried have been just ok. At least you get to try them for yourself. :))


Yes! And I appreciate it a bunch madam :)

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Steep Information:
Amount: 6g
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet honey, slightly floral, fantastic! hint nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: malty, light, cirrus, crisp
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty, floral
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

this reminds me of a Darjeeling

Sweet, citrus, and smooth

Rating: 2/4 leaves


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Steep Information:
5 gram tea + 180 ml boiling water.
Steep Time:
3 min

Red Rhythm (also pronounced as “Hon Yun” in Chinese), is the 21th cultivar developed by Taiwan Tea Experimental Station (AKA TTES#21) Even for local people in Taiwan, it is hard to find quality TTES#21 as this is a very new cultivar, and are commonly grown by tea farmers.

This one is by far the best TTES#21 I found in the market. It has amazing citrus fragrance, of which very few teas could be compared with. If you ever see other vendors selling TTES#21, buy it and compare with mine. You will see the difference.

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This is one of the teas from the BBBB, submitted by Tasty Brew I believe.
I didn’t write anything the first time I drank it. I just didn’t really have anything to say.
Today I tried going with more tea & less time, & I did enjoy the first steeping, approx 1 minute, but the steeps afterwards just weren’t that exciting to me, although they weren’t bad.

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Hello~ I’m glad to see the tea has arrived. Please try this steep method:
(1) Water 150cc/90˚C (2) Tea: 6 gram (3) Time: 1st Steep’ 50sec 2nd Steep’30sec 3rd Steep’60sec

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