Ahhh~ 2023 Spring Tongqinghe Black Tea
$6.50 – $65.00
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Made from spring, small tree material from Tongqinghe (Yiwu), this tea offers more complexity and layers than your average black tea, shifting from brew to brew. A salted caramel flavour dominates in the front, with a slight nuttiness in the background and a tropical fruit quality that develops as well.
Coming from a season as dry as spring 2023, this tea exemplifies how the weather can lead to a denser and more complex black tea. The flavour and sweetness last quite long, both in the mouth and across multiple infusions.
Processing-wise, this tea could be considered a shaihong (sun roasted) black tea, however, it’s finished with a machine roasting to help dial in a unique flavour. We highly recommend this tea for those seeking a more dynamic black tea.
Picking period: Pre-April 2nd
gyokuro (verified owner) –
A great black tea that tastes what I’d refer to as very nutty (toasted nuts), caramel-like, yet interestingly fruity in a way that adds an almost juicy quality to the tea. It definitely does have more complexity than a standard black tea and this comes out in a pretty unique freshness I don’t often see. It’s a very enjoyable tea for any occasion and goes on for many steeps. I find this tea works best with more leaves in your brew; 7g / 100ml goes a long way and brings its boldness to the max, as well as the sweetness, giving you a crazy, wild, refreshing, and revitalizing brew.