Yuchi Wild Mountain Black Tea, Lot 139

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From Taiwan Tea Crafts

Not unlike some the mystical tea terroirs of the world like the province of Yunnan known for it’s Pu’er tea or the Assam region of India known for its famous malty black teas, Taiwan also has its own indigenous wild tea plant known as Shancha (mountain tea).

This is possibly the easiest black tea to drink in our selection. It is very distinctive and unique in taste. There’s nothing bold or brash about this tea, we are not in the same range as powerful assams. This is a subtle charming tea, yet extremely satisfying, with a good body and with surprising stamina! The taster will be greeted with a pleasant aroma of baked oats with buttered sweetness and a discreet floral note of wild rose will charm the nose as soon as the leaves are heated by the boiling water. This is where we recognize the Taiwanese signature of this tea in its expressive aromatics. The liqueur is all smoothness with very light refreshing tartness. The taste is all pleasant and round with evocations of pastries and baked sweets with fruit compote notes similar to japanese white peaches. What surprises the palate is the inviting suppleness of this tea that makes you want to drink cup after cup after cup. If black is not your usual cup, this is the tea that will convert you! This is a must try tea!

Additional Information
Style of tea

Formosa Black Tea
Picking Date

July 2012
Oxydation level

Roasting Level


Sun Moon Lake
Administrative Region

Nantou County
Picking Style

Hand Picked
Varietal(s) Used

San Cha Wild Strand
Garden Elevation

1200 m

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mmmmm man. I really am loving these teas from taiwan tea crafts. They all seem to be of that juicy variety (the non aged, blacks anyway) which is great to have in my cupboard. While i love the malty dark teas like LB and others, sometimes it’s enjoyable to have the other variety when you need a taste of sunshine in your mouth :) This one has almost savory? notes in the background which help offset the juiciness a little while still being a fantastic cup of tea.


ok I see, TTC are juicy teas without any astringency :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve really enjoyed them too. They all have a sweet fruitiness!

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I spent a couple of hours working in my garden. It’s so beautiful outside, & it felt so good to be out there, crawling around, pulling weeds.

Now I’m enjoying this one, following the same parameters I set earlier today for the TTC teas: 1 rounded tsp in my 4 oz porcelain pot, 3/4/& 5 min steeps.

All 3 cups have been delicious, stone-fruity, a little pastry-like, & with a hint of coriander, & a slight floral quality.


I also like pulling weeds, haha. There’s something therapeutic about it.


cough but only when it’s 19.3 degrees out…

Terri HarpLady

It was about 75 Fahrenheit, a near perfect temp!
BTW, the actual Perfect Temperature is 77 Degrees Fahrenheit


Hahahahaha ;)


Sorry Kittenna…after this weekend i just had to. I very nearly also made a comment about the full moon on either side heh. :)

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The dry leaf has a really complex malty-green-slightly peppery aroma. I’m not a tea expert, just an enthusiast, but I’ve not smelled another tea quite like this. The brewed tea is stronger than many oolongs, and reminds me quite a bit of a good single-estate Darjeeling. This is a really interesting and satisfying tea.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Thank you Sil!!! (173)

This was a tea that really caught my attention when I read everyone else’ reviews. It sounded so amazing and now I have a cup and I’m so excited. :D It smells wonderful.

And the taste is quite divine! Wow. Seriously, wow. I better not dump those leaves by mistake because I need to get a few resteeps out of this. It tastes really juicy and fruity and, like Sil said, just a little savoury too. It’s complex. Each sip is a little different but they are all SO juicy. OMG.

I nearly broke my finger trying to hit the rec button. (slight exaggeration)

ETA: The resteep was quite nice but the end of that cup felt a little salty almost. So careful on the resteeps!

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haha i’ve got lots of this and others from TTC if you want to “trade” for something


Oooh. I would like more of this if you see anything of mine you’d want to swap for. :D

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