Yuchi Hong Yun Black Tea, Lot 138
Taiwan Tea Crafts is thrilled to have secured an exclusive Lot of Black Tea made from the newly developed TRES No. 21 tea strand called Hong Yun.
In more concrete terms, Hong Yun is the result of a hybridization project that involved crossing the Indigenous Shancha Wild Tea strain with the one responsible for the famous Qimen Black Tea (or Keemun) originating from the Huang Shan mountains of Anhui Province in China. The result is surprisingly balanced and perceivable in the combination of aromas and tastes. First of all, in both cases these are sophisticated teas that are charmingly smooth, refreshing and easy to drink. Hong Yun is obviously in the same vein. The tangy cherry fruitiness of the Qimen blends in beautifully with the honey sweetness and thickness of the Shancha. The result is like a harmonious duet of crystaline voices. Its exotic and alluring, yet recognizable and comforting and so easy to drink. While this tea may not have the body to support milk or accompany your Christmas pudding, it is certainly would be a good choice for accompanying a good read next to a fired-up hearth.
Style of tea? -Formosa Black Tea
Picking Date? -August 2012
Oxydation level? -High
Roasting Level? -None
Terroir? -Sun Moon Lake
Administrative Region? -Nantou County
Picking Style? -Hand Picked
Varietal(s) Used? -Hong Yun, TRES No. 21
Garden Elevation? -800 m