Honey Black 2022
Hidden high up on Jade Mountain, in the tree covered mountains of central Taiwan, is the organic Huang family garden. This little garden produces just 1.5T of tea each year; a production so small it would probably fit in your kitchen. The garden is organic and full of life.
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. 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, which the leafhoppers don’t like, but we love. This honey flavour is captured in the exquisite flavour profile of this tea.
The tea opens with dried fruit and honey notes, almost like raisins and honey cake. Then come the floral notes, finished with a hint of almond at the end. The texture is silky and smooth. The Honey Black pairs perfectly with light desserts and cakes. This is an exceptionally popular tea and I highly recommend it.
Infuse 3g per 150ml (teacup) at 90C for 5 mins. The Honey Black is very flexible and tastes excellent at various temperatures and times.