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Honey Black 2018

Region: Nantou, Taiwan
Producer: Ms Huang (Jade Mountain)
Season: Summer 2018
Batch: A3180624 (54kg) Organic
The newest harvest of the much loved Honey Black tea; smooth, sweet, and floral.
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Taiwan is most famous for high mountain oolong teas, with  floral notes and creamy textures. These oolong teas are usually picked in the Spring and Winter. Less well known are Taiwanese black teas, which are some of the most delicious in the world.

The Huang family make this excellent small-batch black tea on their organic garden on Jade Mountain.

 

In the summer season, little insects called leafhoppers start to attack the tea plants. The leaves naturally defend themselves by producing a scent that tastes of honey, a flavour which is captured in the exquisite flavour profile of this tea.

 

The tea opens with dried fruit and honey notes, almost like honey soaked raisins. Then come the rose floral notes. The texture is silky and smooth with almost no tannins or dryness.

 

Infuse at 90C