Da Hu Sai Village Wild Arbor Black Tea

Company:  Yunnan Sourcing

Region:  Da Hu Sai Village,  Lincang, Yunnan Province, China

Add. info:   Spring 2018 pick

Aroma

cocoa_then_pretzel_aroma

Flavor

bitter and sweet

Texture

silky drying texture

Body

medium light body

Length

Balance

It's all about

a lightweight breadiness. This tea tastes very much like a gentle breakfast tea. Bitterness and astringency are present, but even when pushed hard these remain relatively light. A daily drinker black tea.

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Da Hu Sai Village Wild Arbor Black Tea

Company:  Mountain Stream Teas

Region:  Pinglin, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Cultivar:  Qing Xin

Add. info:   Spring 2018 pick,  elevation:  300m-500m

Aroma

blueberry_baked_goods_aroma

Flavor

sour-sweet

Texture

watery_dry_texture

Body

light body

Length

Balance

It's all about

the fruity baked goods aromas. Freshly picked blueberries in a cobbler. A very straightforward tea with no aroma/flavor surprises, though there are other surprises. The texture/body are conspicuously almost non-present. It tastes and feels more like a fruit herbal tea than anything made from real tea leaves. I’m curious as to what in the GABA tea creation process would result in such thin body and texture. Another surprise - Usually the caffeine in teas make me feel a little scattered and unable to focus. This one was simply calming, with no head effects. Really nice and a tea I could see myself drinking before working on things that require pinpoint concentration.

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