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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Easy Tea Hard Choice Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Red of Four Seasons'

Tea Information:
Tea: Red of Four Seasons, Artisanal Black Tea directly from tea farm in Taiwan!
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Easy Tea Hard Choice - Organic & Fair Trade Tea from Taiwan ONLY
Purchase: Here
Description: Red of Four Seasons This is a special black tea which I haven’t mentioned in my blog yet. It is a small leaf variety (local variety originated in Taiwan) The tea manufacturing process is quite similar with Oriental Beauty, which the tea leafs must be bitten by a small green fly (official name is Jacobiasca formosana, but forget about it, just call it small green fly), only the oxidation level is heavier (90%) than which of Oriental Beauty (70%~80%)
Appearance: light golden
Nose: Very strong aroma with a hint of honey (especially the honey of lungan fruit), herbal note of green grass, and fragrance of lungan wood. Very special aroma combined all these factors.
Palate: The liquor body is medium. No sense of bitterness in tongue. Very smooth feeling in palate.
Aftertaste: Aftertaste is strong and lasting. A feeling of sweetness and perfume of honey and wood continue to last in my mouth and nose.
Overall: This is certainly such kind of black tea which I will miss in my dream, just like a mature, charming lady.

Origin: This high quality black tea is sourced from Yuchi township (Sun Moon Lake), Nantou County, Taiwan.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4g
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, toasty, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty, tweet, slightly floral
Flavor: toasty, floral finish, crisp and slightly citrus
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: citrus
Liquor: translucent light red-brown

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

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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