Korea Kim Jong Yeol's 2014 Balhyocha Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dark Chocolate, Metallic, Vegetal, Wet Earth, Wood
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 7 oz / 204 ml

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  • “1st infusion (1 min) Aroma is dark roasted chocolate. Tastes metallic and earthy. Slight astringency in the back of the throat. 2nd infusion (2 min) Aroma has hints of chocolate. Tastes earthy and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m not really sure how to describe this tea. I don’t think it tastes at all like chocolate, not even a little, although it leaves a little bit of a chocolate sensation in the mouth. It’s kind of...” Read full tasting note
  • “Description on this one says stunning chocolate aroma and taste. All that makes me want to do is see if omgsrsly gets dirt from this one too. dry, this really does smell like chocolate/cocoa. ...” Read full tasting note
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Possesses a stunning chocolate aroma which manifests into a smooth chocolate taste, with carob tones.

Hand produced by Kim Jong Yeol, it is very unique and cannot be truly categorised, it is most like a black tea but has its own unique nuances.

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3 Tasting Notes

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1st infusion (1 min) Aroma is dark roasted chocolate. Tastes metallic and earthy. Slight astringency in the back of the throat.
2nd infusion (2 min) Aroma has hints of chocolate. Tastes earthy and woodsy. More astringent taking over.
3rd infusion (3 min) Aroma is vegetal. More roasted flavor and I can pick up hints of chocolate. Astringency takes over my whole mouth after each sip.

What a weirdly complex tea! I’m not sure if I would get it again, it is very pricey for something I’m not in love with, but I enjoyed the experience!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Metallic, Vegetal, Wet Earth, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 204 ML

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I’m not really sure how to describe this tea. I don’t think it tastes at all like chocolate, not even a little, although it leaves a little bit of a chocolate sensation in the mouth. It’s kind of earthy, with an odd taste that reminds me of Jerusalem artichokes (aka sun chokes). It also reminds me a bit of sunflower greens. It’s not bad, just very different & kind of wild tasting. Nothing wrong with that! Thanks again to my steep-sister Sil for the opportunity to sample!

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Description on this one says stunning chocolate aroma and taste. All that makes me want to do is see if omgsrsly gets dirt from this one too. dry, this really does smell like chocolate/cocoa. However, i get more of a metallic, earthy sort of taste to this while drinking it. it’ll be intersting to see how others find this one…as it’s another “different” tea. having fun with these what-cha samples.

Anlina

Oh I want to try these Korean teas so bad!

Anlina

I really need to stop looking at What-cha’s site or my resolve is going to break down and I’m going to place another order.

Sil

i’ve got a few more in my order..might help you narrow down your choices..

Anlina

I will be keeping an eye on your tasting notes :)

Sil

I’ll try not to write totally crappy notes lol

OMGsrsly

You can send me dirt teas and I’ll share some blerg. ;) (Actually I wouldn’t mind. As long as I had some warning!)

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