Premium Sun Moon Lake Assam Black Tea, Lot # 154
Back in November, when we were investigating the New Hong Yun TRES No. 21 and the Wild Sancha teas of Yuchi Township, we had the opportunity to taste a wonderful Lot of Superior Quality Assam tea that we simply couldn’t leave behind us. Here it is! How does it differ from our Lot 147 will you ask? To make things simple, it is like Lot 147 but simply one good notch better and more expressive on all counts. More aromatic, with jammy sweetness and thickness in body. A wonderful alluring fruity aroma enthralls the taster and invites you to bring the cup to you lips. Wow, this one is tangy! It immediately captures the attention of all your taste buds with a sharp attack that plateau’s nicely and is very enduring. The tannins are present but not aggressive. All this good structure serves its purpose very well, by supporting the fruitiness and sweetness of the taste and aromas. We’ve found through our multiple cuppings that it is a tea that modulates quite a bit depending on how you make it. If we recommended our Lot 147 for English style black tea drinkers, I think this one has to be the ultimate choice for a dash of milk.
Note on March 14, 2013: Simply put, this new Lot 154 is even better than L-140 described above.
Style of tea? -Formosa Black Tea
Picking Date? -August 2012
Oxydation level? -High
Roasting Level? -Light Oven Roasting
Terroir? -Sun Moon Lake
Administrative Region? -Nantou County
Picking Style? -Hand Picked
Varietal(s) Used? -Taiwan Assamica, TRES No. 8
Garden Elevation? -800 m