Do people get excited over coffee beans like tea drinkers do over beautiful tea leaves?
When I saw the sample for this tea while strolling though the farmers market I knew I had to try it. Long, black leaves twisted and curled slightly; an aroma of honey and cedar.
This is not a machine tea. Leaf perfection like this needs to be worked by hand.
The wet leaves become a chocolaty brown color and gives off a rather strange scent. It’s not bad, I’m just not quite sure of what to make of it. The liquor is silky smooth.
Nothing bitter to it.
Hits the palette just right with essences of honey, cedar, and forest floor.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Great Tea Road Co
Taiwan is an island near China. Although mountainous, its climate conditions make it ideal for farming. Many Taiwanese have either Chinese and/or original tribal heritage, and the countries main languages are Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese (Min). This tea is uniquely produced with a mixture of local Taiwanese tea cultivar and Burmese tea cultivar. The leaves were picked by hand. Its smell is like light lotus and cinnamon which is uniquely produced in Taiwan.