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Sabah Loose Tea

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Edit tea info Last updated by Antigone
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205 °F / 96 °C

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  • “Very greenish-black scent. Somehow it has the same greeness in it as sencha but it's still definitely black. It might be due the main ingredient, which is a plant called Camellia Sinesis they grow...” Read full tasting note
    charab 33 tasting notes
  • “I have had this tea a couple more times now and I find it to be a very "light" tasting black tea. The leaves of this tea are cut so fine I need a tea bag to brew it. I have also tried the...” Read full tasting note
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From Sabah Tea

Sabah Tea is cultivated in the pristine foothills of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s first ever World Heritage Site, where nature offer the most conducive natural environment for tea growing. Only choice tender leaves from the quality Camellia Sinensis plants are selected and used in Sabah Tea. The entire process is expertly and meticulously controlled. Grown naturally and pesticide free, it is an excellent source of flavonoids.

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33 tasting notes

Very greenish-black scent. Somehow it has the same greeness in it as sencha but it’s still definitely black. It might be due the main ingredient, which is a plant called Camellia Sinesis they grow there. The scent is also very fresh, surprisingly so even though this specimen has been opened for a long time ever since I got it from a friend who was traveling in Malaysia for a while ago. She also served yours truly some other tea she bought for herself, and that had a faint flavor reminding us about helium balloons. That was fun.

But back to this. As it steeps, the blackness comes more forward with both the color and the brewing scent. It remains fresh, I give it that, but it has matured quite much also. It could be described with the cautious use of the word ‘strong’. The wet leaves give away a malty aroma, very tangible rough-edged feeling. Since the leaf itself is very, very tiny and delicate that note is amusing in itself. It has very earthy tone in it, though not the way puerh has, but somehow more…moist.

The tea itself smells earthy and the color of the liquid is very rich dark brown. Way darker than the puerh I have, but with a similar red tint.

Sip.

Very earthy. One could almost taste the mud and tree barks. With a roasted hint. Tasty. Very plain black tea as it’s presented, but with a nice personality. It could use some small boost, perhaps, something that’ll give the palate something more to mull over rather than tasting it as a whole and then just letting it linger with its roasted aftertaste. But then again, those qualities can be reserved for other teas.

This is more than fine for what it’s meant to be.

And that is good tea.

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101 tasting notes

I have had this tea a couple more times now and I find it to be a very “light” tasting black tea. The leaves of this tea are cut so fine I need a tea bag to brew it. I have also tried the prepackaged tea bags of this that someone gave me and found the tea to be too weak even with using 2 bags to one 8oz cup. The loose leaf is better but I use more leaves per cup than any other black tea I have. On the other hand I have purposely left the tea brewing for at least 10 mins and absolutely no bitterness whatsoever.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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