Sun Moon Lake Assam Black Tea, Lot 147

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “My other morning tea! I have a bunch of TTC teas that i need to start working my way through before i end up placing another order. I have a sneaking suspicion that i should stick to sample...” Read full tasting note
  • “First Tea of the day! This morning Tony flew to Kalamazoo, Michigan. His company is hosting a trade show there, or participating in one, something like that. Either way, he is gone until Tuesday...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m no «math-magician», but here’s some full proof equation: Assam + Taiwan _________________ Sil (swap) = Love Thank you so much Sil for this one, whoa! Fruity, raisiny, bready, almost boozy...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks to Sil I can finally try a Sun Moon Lake Assam. I have been dying to try one for ages and could never find anywhere with shipping and tea prices and enough other things to justify an...” Read full tasting note

From Taiwan Tea Crafts

Refined by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station, this TRES No. 8 Assamica strand presents itself as a large, wonderfully curled and lustrous full leaf; reminiscent of the best Bao Zhongs or Wuyi style oolongs. A wonderfully fruity aroma emanates from the cup that evokes stewed cherries and apricot jam. In the cup, one experiences a round, fruity sweetness that is quite heady and very refreshing. A warm velvety yet full body satisfies the palate and withstands the test of a dash of milk. This is not a tea that is as thick and bold as an Indian Assam. It has a sophisticated exuberance that makes it exotically satisfying, it is a “must try” tea for all English style tea drinkers… and oolong drinkers alike!

Additional Information
Style of tea – Formosa Black Tea
Picking Date – 147
Oxydation level – High
Roasting Level – Light Oven Roasting
Terroir – Sun Moon Lake
Administrative Region – Nantou County
Picking Style – Hand Picked
Varietal(s) Used – Taiwan Assamica, TRES No. 8
Garden Elevation – 800 m

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This is such a delicious tea! From the aroma, that seemed more on the fruity side, I expected a fruitier and tarter assam but this is more like the malty one that I love. I find some chocolate notes, too. It has a very creamy and silky mouthfeel. And now that it cooled down, the aroma actually corresponds with the taste much more…

I am off to make another steep! Thanks, Sil, for including this one. This is my first Taiwan Tea Crafts tea ever :D

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

YAY! glad you had a positive experience with them. TTC is a really nice company for taiwanese blacks if they’re your thing


They are definitely my thing and for a while now I have had TTC on my list of “companies I need to order from and somehow haven’t yet” :D I am glad I could try something from them through the Traveling Box.

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So good! This is SO GOOD. Thank you Sil for introducing me to all the best teas! :D


Is this similar to PTA?


This one is awesome! I was also introduced to it by lovely Sil. I remember it being very similar to PTA but maybe not as fruity.


Tea tiff – these teas are similar in profile to PTA, but different enough that I have various in my cupboard along with PTA….it’ll come down to preference mostly I think. Nice thing is that TTC does 25 g samples with free shipping if you spend at least 25g on just samples

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This & 154 & 200- something were my favs from TTC.
Very different from PTA, IMO, these are much fruitier.


I’m drinking it again today, and I second that it seems to be fruiter, although I still really enjoy PTA.

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Review for lot 267.

Large beautiful twisty leaves which brew up a fragrant cup of tea.

Smooth, gentle and fruity. A bit like bread with jam. Very tasty!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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