Taiwan black tea no. 18

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Taiwan black tea no. 18

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Name: Taiwan black tea no. 18

Variety: Black tea

Origin: Yu ji, Taiwan

Tea maker: Ban Shan tea house

Harvest: 2014

Plant variety: tea no. 18

Incredibly trendy in Taiwan right now.  This tea has nice ruby color, and most of all, it has unusual flavor of cinnamon or liquorice.   When I first encounter this tea, I was shocked to discover the tea  that is not flavored can have such a powerful non tea like flavor like this.  It tasted like twizzler, really.  When you are looking for some kick form the tea, this is it!!   Definitely keep some in your tea cabinet to spice up your collection!!

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Brewing suggestion:

Brew with: 3g (2 tea spoon) tea with 200ml water

1st infusion: Just rinse with 100C hot water at 10-15 sec to wake up the tea leaves.  Discard to the tea liquor. 

2nd infusion on (up to 3 or 4  times or more): at 100 C for 3 min                          *nice cold infusion for summer, 1 table spoon of tea in 800ml water, put in the fridge to infuse slowly for 3-4 hours.