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Black Tea from the Lake Where the Sun and Moon Meet: Assamica Black Tea

Jong Lim Park

Here comes new black tea from Daurim!

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It is hard to find quality black tea from Sun Moon Lake (Ri Yue Tan) since the lake is a well-known tourism area, and on top of that, Sun Moon Lake black tea is a bit challenging to process in a way that maximizes its features. So, we are very careful when buying teas from Sun Moon Lake. However, we are very confident about the quality of this black tea.

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Although TTES No. 18 Red Jade might be the most well-known black tea from Sun Moon Lake, I believe the Assam cultivar, TTES No. 8, has been the most studied for its production process and has shown the most improvement among black teas from Sun Moon Lake. As reflected by the tea’s quality, farmers have put a lot of effort into improving the quality of this cultivar.

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Assam has been enhanced in Taiwan and is now called TTES No. 8. So, it has different characteristics than Indian Assam, the original Assam cultivar. Taiwanese Assam releases less bitterness and less astringency than its Indian equivalent. TTES No. 8 is also much butterier and smoother. And its hint of sweet and sour flavor epitomizes the features of high-quality Taiwanese black tea.

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When tasting teas, one of the elements that I usually emphasize is viscosity. Viscosity enhances diverse flavors and scents, and this black tea has such great viscosity especially because it’s from spring. The tea is now well-settled and it’s a perfect time to drink it! I hope the picture shows that!

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Well-processed black tea proves its quality through its liquid color. This tea has a beautiful orange color. When you sip it, you might notice some strawberry, apricot, honey, and orange flavors. This great black tea can be paired with any type of tea food.

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I am very happy to introduce this quality Sun Moon Lake black tea from our collection! It will be perfect for this fall.


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