Ahhh~ 2023 Spring Tongqinghe Black Tea



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


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1 review for Ahhh~ 2023 Spring Tongqinghe Black Tea

  1. 5 out of 5

    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.

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