Yixing Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Earth, Floral, Forest Floor, Honey, Lavender, Lychee, Malt, Pine, Plum, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Tannin, Violet, Wood
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “I like new-to-me fruity black teas, so buying this was a no brainer. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot using 195F water for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 240...” Read full tasting note
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Yixing black tea (or red tea) is a type of tea grown in Yixing City, Jiangsu Province. Compared to famous black teas like Jin Jun Mei, this tea is relatively lesser known, but is still a great tea that boasts a stronger floral and fruity flavour compared to other black teas that are maltier and woodier. Yixing City is also the home of Zisha/Yixing teapots, probably the most famous type of clay teapot there is out there.

Our Yixing black tea is grown south of the main city area in a mountainous region called Nian San Wan (廿三湾), set along the foothills of the mountain range classified under Tianmu Mountain (天目山). A rich citrus, fruity, and grassy mix in the cup, paired with a slightly astringent texture and a strong lingering aftertaste, this tea is an affordable daily drinker that still brings quite a bit of character to the table.

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I like new-to-me fruity black teas, so buying this was a no brainer. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot using 195F water for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 240 seconds. I also used the vendor’s parameters of 6 g in 120 ml at 195F for 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of plum, raisin, earth, malt, lavender, and florals. The first steep has notes of raisins, plums, forest floor, malt, honey, pine, lavender, florals, and wood. There are some tannins, though maybe that’s because I accidentally poured more slowly than usual. The next steep has a fruity flavour I can’t pin down that’s something like lychee. Steeps three and four have more honey, plum, malt, and earth and are quite sweet. Honey, earth, and malt predominate in subsequent steeps, and they have a sweet honey aftertaste that can get cloying.

With longer steeping times, the tea becomes more balanced but a little less fruity, with more pronounced violet florals and tannins. I actually like this method better, though later steeps can turn earthy, tannic, and brassy.

This is a nice daily drinker, and I finished the pouch without really trying. I appreciate the fruitiness and lack of bitterness.

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Forest Floor, Honey, Lavender, Lychee, Malt, Pine, Plum, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Tannin, Violet, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
Marshall Weber

Do you have a link for this vendor? I haven’t heard of them before and can’t find them online haha

Leafhopper

I saw them on the Steepster discussion forum. I’m not sure why they aren’t on Google yet. The link is:
https://sipscollection.com/

They have a 15% off sale until September 30 with the code MIDAUTUMN15, including free shipping on orders above US$38 (SG$50). Of the five teas I’ve tried, the SLX TGY is my favourite.

Marshall Weber

Okay thanks for the info! Might have to give them a try :)

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