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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Easy Tea Hard Choice Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Red Rhythm (aka TTES#21)'

Tea Information:
Tea: Red Rhythm (aka TTES#21), Artisanal Black Tea
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Easy Tea Hard Choice - Organic & Fair Trade Tea from Taiwan ONLY
Purchase: Here
Description: Red Rhythm (aka TTES#21) Red Rhythm (pronounced as Hon Yun in Chinese), also called Taiwan Tea No. 21. This is a new hybrd variety of Kimen and Kyang (a big leaf variety originated in India), developed by Taiwan Tea Experimental Station.
Brewing method: 3 gram tea with 150 ml boiling water, suggest brew time is 3 min
Appearance: Amber Nose: Strong note of citrus fruit, and mild follower fragrance
Palate: liquor body is medium to heavy. strong flavor of citrus fruit and middle tannin make a good balance in the palate.
Aftertaste: long and strong, no sense of sweetness in after taste
Overall: It is a strong flavor tea, but unlike its name suggests, the red rhythm is not a rock’n roll with lound and noisy sound, instead it’s more like a old fashioned lovely song. I like the way it. By the way, there is milk down effect in this tea.

Steep Information:
Amount: 6g
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet honey, slightly floral, fantastic! hint nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: malty, light, cirrus, crisp
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty, floral
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

this reminds me of a Darjeeling

Sweet, citrus, and smooth

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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