Sun Moon Lake Assamica Black Tea (TTES No.8)
日月潭紅茶 - 阿薩姆 Sun Moon Lake Assam Black Tea
Assamica (TTES No. 8)/Nantou, Taiwan, Spring 2018 (Elevation: 2,600ft)
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. 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.
Store in a shady and less humid place.
Recommended Brewing Instructions
- 4g leaves
- 120ml water at 194-203°F (90-95°C)
- 20+ sec
- can be steeped 4-5 times