Vietnam 'Wild Boar' Black Tea

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Rating

83 / 100

Calculated from 19 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Ingredients
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Flavors
Cedar, Dates, Fig, Honey, Black Pepper, Brown Toast, Butter, Camphor, Caramel, Cherry, Chestnut, Clove, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood, Dried Fruit, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Malt, Mineral, Pine, Red Apple, Roasted nuts, Walnut, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Fruity, Chocolate, Sweet, Earth, Smooth, Thick, Autumn Leaf Pile, Wood
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Caffeine
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Certification
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 218 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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25 Tasting Notes View all

“Rejoice! First day of the rainy season! Let there be oil-slicked roads and accidents, landslides, lakes on 101 that span 3 lanes and potholes lurking underneath that eat cars for breakfast. Wash...” Read full tasting note
“eastkyteaguy’s endorsement of gongfu-ing this tea gave me the encouragement to give it a try with the last of my sample. I enjoyed the different experience I got from gongfu vs western here, but I...” Read full tasting note
“Edit: On revisiting this I find the second steeping is much better than the first. Has a good punch, well oxidised and quite tannin-y.” Read full tasting note
“Yes, to this tea. It’s like a malty Assam married a Black Dragon pearl tea, and this is their child. It is one I would enjoy everyday. Just tasty, good balance of everything involved. Someone else...” Read full tasting note

Description

A brilliant wild growing black tea with a rich taste of chocolate and malt.
The wild growing tea leaves are picked by local hill tribes who bring the leaves into town where they are processed. The tea is named after the wild boar which roam the area.

Sourcing
All our Vietnamese teas have been sourced by Geoff Hopkins of Hatvala, who regularly travels Vietnam in search of the best teas, all of which are sourced direct from the tea producers.
It is Hatvala’s mission to raise awareness of the high quality Vietnamese teas which are often overlooked on the world market and it my pleasure to assist by making Hatvala’s full range of Vietnamese teas available on What-Cha.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Rich taste
- Taste of chocolate and malt

Origin: Nui Giang, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Tea Trees: Wild growing with an age between 200-800 years old

Tea Varietal: Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica

Altitude: 1400m+

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