Is this tea the same as what I’ve heard called ‘Sun Moon Lake’ black tea? I know it’s produced from a Taiwanese Assam-variety tea plant like this tea is.
The brewed liquor is a lovely dark reddish shade, almost like a garnet and the aroma is rather fruity. The flavour is something unique – has the robustness of Assam and there is a bit of malt though I would describe the dominant flavour of the tea to be something more like cocoa with a bit of bakey-ness followed by a sweet, slightly fruity (citrus maybe?) note. It has an extremely smooth feel in the mouth and I don’t feel the need to add milk to tone down it down like I do with most Indian Assams.
Butiki Teas has a real winner here – I completely understand why this is one of the top teas on the entire site.