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Monday, December 13, 2010

Basic Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Organic Dian Hong'

Tea Information:
Tea: Organic Dian Hong
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Basic Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: This organic Dian Hong is an exquisite black tea from the Yunnan Province of China. Also translated as "Yunnan Red" due to the reddish infusion of the tea leaf, this handmade, smooth tasting tea can be compared in taste to top quality Assam teas from India.

Steep Information:
Amount: ~2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, honey
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet
Flavor: sweet, fuzzy - it gives a fuzzy mouth feel
Body: Light
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent light brown

A gift from TeaEqualsBliss, thank you.

I found this tea to be too mellow, light and subtle for me. It is surprisingly sweet.

Rating: 2/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing





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