2020 Fox Down mini

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Grapes, Hops, Bitter, Cherry, Drying, Malt, Tannin, Tea, Wood
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “I received this as a sample and enjoyed it, but I don’t think I’ll be buying more for myself. Reminds me of white2tea’s “A&P” dianhong, but I liked this one quite a bit better. The flavor is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Finally got my White2Tea package! Alright, so this is not going to be a waxing poetic note. I was not a huge fan of this one. The packaging and presentation were awesome-I love the fox wrapper and...” Read full tasting note

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Our new Fox Down is a Yunnan shai hong, sun dried black tea made from a bud heavy picking.

Fox Down is a thick and malty tea with a full bodied texture and supple sweetness. It brews well with any style, whether you are using a deft touch with gongfu brewing or tossing into your hot water bottle to take out into the world. A truly wonderful daily black tea.

When choosing size options, you can either choose a full stack or an individual mini. Each mini is roughly 7 grams, with 7 minis per stack.

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I received this as a sample and enjoyed it, but I don’t think I’ll be buying more for myself. Reminds me of white2tea’s “A&P” dianhong, but I liked this one quite a bit better. The flavor is strong and bitter, both savory and fruity in an interesting way. Noticeably thick texture. I do enjoy these little coin formats, they travel nicely and fit perfectly into the teapot!

Flavors: Grapes, Hops

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Finally got my White2Tea package!

Alright, so this is not going to be a waxing poetic note. I was not a huge fan of this one. The packaging and presentation were awesome-I love the fox wrapper and the the gold and black tea coin.

Trying it out…eh. I plopped the coin and wasn’t sure what direction I’d go. I let it sit in 195 water for about 15 sec…and not much. Tannin, wood, cherry, and thinness. I then decided to go western for 2 minutes, and that was a bad idea with a 7 gram to 5 oz ratio. The tea came out bitter, woodsy, and a little bit flat. It’s got a nice malt and thick dry Yunnan quality, but it’s heavy with the tannin.

I tried again lighter with 30 seconds, the same bitter malt notes came up with some tomato. I haven’t touched it since.

I think I probably brewed it wrong, but I kinda expected more versatility. A part of me wishes I bought the Snowflake Dancongs instead. I’m holding off the rating to see if the second brew with my last coin is better.

Flavors: Bitter, Cherry, Drying, Malt, Tannin, Tea, Wood

Leafhopper

I almost bought their Dancongs and/or most of their Lapsangs in their last sale, but held off because I have so much tea. I really overdid it in 2020 and am paying the price now as all the spring teas come in.

Daylon R Thomas

Same. I over did it with the black teas last year, and a little bit with oolongs, though I’m not regretting it as much with the oolongs.

Leafhopper

I’m kind of the opposite. I have around 300 g of 2020 Taiwanese oolong I want to drink before buying any from 2021. At least black tea keeps longer—except, of course, for Darjeeling, of which I also have a lot.

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