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Sichuan Zao Bai Jian Spring

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Black Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by alaudacorax
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “A proper basic tea taste plus touches of malt and chocolate and the tiniest hint of the lovely, black, crusty bits you get on the outside of a good roast joint of beef. The seller's tasting notes...” Read full tasting note
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From Imperial Teas of Lincoln

This is one of the best black Chinese teas I have ever tasted, the other is the significantly more expensive, Summer Sichuan Zao Bai Jian. Even in the dry leaf it has the wonderful aroma of chocolate covered Turkish Delight, more when infused and the taste reminds me of Bournvita, with its silky blend of real cocoa and malt. The appearance of the fine, golden tipped, tightly twisted leaves is also an indication of the respect this tea has in China’s tea market.

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A proper basic tea taste plus touches of malt and chocolate and the tiniest hint of the lovely, black, crusty bits you get on the outside of a good roast joint of beef. The seller’s tasting notes mention Turkish Delight – I think I can taste what they mean but I don’t think I’d have picked it up if I hadn’t read about it – I think it’s noticeable in the aroma rather than the flavour. A smooth, soothing sort of cuppa.

I don’t find this a particularly strong tea and went up to a heaped teaspoon plus a heaped half-teaspoon per mug to get a reasonably-flavoured brew. I brewed this one for three and a half minutes but it doesn’t seem critical and there doesn’t seem any difference in flavour between three and four minutes’ brewing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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