Year of the Tiger 2022 Yiwu Black Tea

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Made using the same left-to-grow (fangyang) material as our Year of the Tiger Yiwu raw puer, this budget friendly black tea offers a savoury and floral experience, punctuated by a sugary sweetness and slightly fruity aftertaste.

While shaihong/sun baking has become more common for Yunnan black teas, this tea is machine roasted according to our preference for black teas, as it offers more consistency and control over the results. We also recommend brewing this tea with ~90c degree water in order to achieve the best results.

For a more in-depth description of the environment where this tea comes from, you can read more here, as well as pick up both the raw puer and white tea versions of this tea in order to compare the same material with different processing.

This year’s wrapper features artwork by Toronto based artist 1%Talent. Be sure to check him out on Instagram, TikTok and pick something out for yourself from his shop here.

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I’m continuing tasting through this year’s Spring productions! I love, love, love a syrupy and fruity black tea so this immediately hit all the right spots for me. The dry leaves were just so fragrant with strong notes of ripe waxy red fruits with thick floral undertones. From the first steeps, there’s a definite wow factor to this hong cha, though maybe that’s my bias for practically any yiwu material productions showing. The liquor is so viscous with saturated florals and notes of over ripe red fruits and plums. You could argue it’s almost too sweet, but there’s an undertone of leather and musk that adds a twist of umami to the profile that balances out the flavour. I think this year’s Year of The Tiger sheng production is gonna have some competition for my favourite Spring production…

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