Black Tea
Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake T-18 2010

Product code: CSTVI-203
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Though still very uncommon, aging black tea is slowly picking up as a trend. When we consider the depth 8 years of Taiwanese storage has given this tea it must me a good thing.

In its fresh form the Sun Moon Lake is a great tea. Aged, it has developed a complexity and roundness that not only underline its assamica origins but also bring the flavour profile to a new level of complexity.

Dense and syrupy liquor, with notes of candied fruits, spices and bright red flowers (roses, hibiscus and elderberry flower) seduce the mouth and linger with a long, sweet leather finish.

  • Cultivar: T-18
  • Producer: Lin Huei Mei
  • Altitude: 700m
  • Date of harvest: July 24, 2010
Gaiwan technique
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
3
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
lined-clock Infusion length 1
20 - 35 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
10 - 25 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
10 - 25 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
1.5
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
lined-clock Infusion length
4 - 5 min
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Floral Fruity Wooded Earthy Spice Vegetal

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