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Sun Moon Lake

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Flowers, Honey
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Edit tea info Last updated by Payton
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “Sweet and minty. Light like a Qi Hong black but with so much more character. So aromatic it tastes like it's been infused with Indian spices and fresh blossoms. The second and third infusion are...” Read full tasting note
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    sirbrillig 108 tasting notes
  • “This is an excellent tea. The liquor is a beautiful shade of amber. The taste is entirely smooth even slightly sweet. The sweetness evokes blossoms of some unknown plant though there is no flower...” Read full tasting note
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    bponede1 13 tasting notes

From Ten Ren

In the early days, Taiwan imported broad leaf black tea from India and selected Nantou County for plantation. Nantou county has the proper climate with plenty of rain and humidity, which creates a suitable environment for cultivation. Sun Moon Lake Black Tea is in the broad category, the appearance is long and loosely thin. The tea color is clear and vivid red, and the taste is sweet and mellow with a hint of natural floral aroma. The aroma and taste of Sun Moon Lake Black Tea can definitely measure up to with Black Tea from India and Sri Lanka.

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2 Tasting Notes

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108 tasting notes

Sweet and minty. Light like a Qi Hong black but with so much more character. So aromatic it tastes like it’s been infused with Indian spices and fresh blossoms. The second and third infusion are still just as potent. At four infusions the flavors begin to mellow and I feel more of the dry back-of-the-throat effect.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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This is an excellent tea. The liquor is a beautiful shade of amber. The taste is entirely smooth even slightly sweet. The sweetness evokes blossoms of some unknown plant though there is no flower infused in the tea itself. (The flowery effect is much darker and subtle than that of a floral green tea however.) This is the only tea that I have ever come across with precisely this effect, it’s stunning.

The results of the taste linger and change after the tea is swallowed, there is a residual sweetness. In addition, each pour of the tea is slightly different and it is worth preserving all of them separately to experience the full spectrum. I would consider this my favorite hongcha(红茶).

Flavors: Flowers, Honey

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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