Wow. This is the best peach and grape flavored tea I’ve ever had.
ETA Wait. This is an unflavored tea. Holy crap. I seriously can’t stand fruit flavored tea, but tea that has fruit flavor naturally in the leaf is pretty amazing. And delicious.
“Wow. This is the best peach and grape flavored tea I've ever had. *ETA* Wait. This is an unflavored tea. Holy crap. I seriously can't stand fruit _flavored_ tea, but tea that has fruit flavor...” Read full tasting note
“Hmmmm...not really sure what to say about this cup of tea. It's *lively*! My taste buds feel like they are wiggling around, almost like I'm having a carbonated beverage. It has a wild fruitiness...” Read full tasting note
“sipdown! even if it is a fake sort of sipdown, as i'm sending the other half of the sample terri sent me to FuzzyP :) The worst part of today? this review has been sitting open for hours and i...” Read full tasting note
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
Company description not available.
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Hmmmm…not really sure what to say about this cup of tea.
It’s lively! My taste buds feel like they are wiggling around, almost like I’m having a carbonated beverage.
It has a wild fruitiness to it, an almost unruly taste.
It also reminds me of beer, kind of a slightly bitter hoppiness to it.
That was the 3min steep.
While I’m waiting for the 5 min resteep, I’m measuring out tea for the Bodacious Babes Black Box :D
sipdown! even if it is a fake sort of sipdown, as i’m sending the other half of the sample terri sent me to FuzzyP :) The worst part of today? this review has been sitting open for hours and i can’t even focus enough to write it. Long story short this is a really tasty tea, though i think it’s a little too different for me to keep around always. if that makes sense. it’s fruity, but in a specific sort of peach grape way, as tastybrew said, rather than that generic “fruity” taste i get. thanks for sharing terri! this one’s neat!