Taiwan Assam (Sun Moon Lake Black Tea)

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Black Teas
Flavors
Black Currant, Plums, Tropical
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  • “This one’s good. I didn’t have much to say about the dong pian or the honey scent. But this black tea smells fabulous. Plums? A garden in some hot exotic climate. It is the kind of tea that reminds...” Read full tasting note

From Wang Family Tea

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Location: Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township(日月潭 ,魚池鄉)

Cultivar: Taiwan Assam (台茶8號)

Garden Elevation: 600m

Season: Autumn 2018

Harvest Style: Hand picked

The tea has passed the pesticide residual inspection by SGS Company

Assam black tea in Taiwan traces its roots back to Taiwan’s period of Japanese occupation. In 1936, at the base of mount Maolan and on the banks of Sun Moon Lake, the Japanese established the Yuchi Black Tea Laboratory. Assam seeds from India were sourced to develop a black tea industry in Taiwan. During this period, black tea from Yuchi was ranked as the highest grade of black tea at the London Tea Auction, receiving the ultimate distinction of being offered to the Emperor of Japan as a gift, and becoming the first Taiwanese black tea to be sought after in the international market.

Our Assam Black Tea is tightly twisted into a strip shape, it possesses a black color, and has a strong maltose aroma. The first round of brewing reveals a light, milk aroma, a robust but not overpowering flavor, and a beautiful honey-amber colored liquor. The second round introduces a light maltose sweetness that rapidly builds on the finish. The third round kicks the previously mentioned notes into overdrive. The flavor is robust with a comforting, deep maltose sweetness; the milk aroma from before is also enhanced by the growing presence of maltose.

We believe that this is the perfect showcase for what a good Taiwanese Assam can be: A robust character that is perfectly balanced by comforting sweetness.

Tea Leaf/Water: 3g tea/100ml

Water Temperature: Slow Boil (90°C)

1st Round Brewing Time: 40 Seconds

2nd Round Brewing Time: 40 Seconds

3rd Round Brewing Time: 50 Seconds

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This one’s good. I didn’t have much to say about the dong pian or the honey scent. But this black tea smells fabulous. Plums? A garden in some hot exotic climate. It is the kind of tea that reminds you that places with much nicer weather exist and makes you wonder if you will ever retire in such a locale. When I say it tastes tropical I don’t mean those chewing gum flavors. I mean it feels like I just landed in some island vacation destination. The history of why the tea came to exist is quite sad. But it is yummy all the same.

Flavors: Black Currant, Plums, Tropical

Preparation
4 g

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