Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Malt, Mineral
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Third tea to come in my Sips By April box. This one isn’t in the steepster database yet and I apologize for the lack of picture, I couldn’t figure out how to put one in. This is apparently an...” Read full tasting note
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From Heirloom Tea Company

We call this tasty Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea – WILD WUYI – because the tea leaves are picked from wild grown tea trees in Huang Gang Mt, Tong Mu Village Area. Sometimes people also refer to this tea as Lapsang Souchong and that this tea is always a pine smoked tea. However, this is tea is not smoked. Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong that is not smoked has become more preferred among tea drinkers because it allows the farmers to really show the quality of black tea rather than hiding behind the smoke. The Chen family in Wuyi produces this classic black tea, which is great for a daily breakfast tea.

Origin: Huang Gang Mt, Tong Mu, Wuyishan, Fujian, China

Tasting notes: Floral, Riped Fruit, Sweet

Gong Fu Brew: First infusion: 4 grams / 100 mL / 90° C / 10 secs

Second infusion: 90° C / 15 secs

Then add 5 seconds for each subsequent infusion.

Western Brew: 3 grams / 300 mL / 90° C / 2 min

Add 45 seconds for each subsequent.

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Third tea to come in my Sips By April box. This one isn’t in the steepster database yet and I apologize for the lack of picture, I couldn’t figure out how to put one in.

This is apparently an unsmoked lapsang souchong tea, according to the little card I got. It’s an interesting black tea, the dry scent is very minerally and the wet scent and taste is minerally and malty. The tea itself brews up a very light colour and the taste is pretty light as well if you go by their steeping directions of 2 minutes in 195F water, which I did. It steeps at least twice as well, maybe 3 times but I haven’t tried a third steep yet.

A pretty good black tea but not one I’d go out of my way to purchase, I don’t think.

Flavors: Malt, Mineral

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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