This black tea from Taiwan is picked by hand from an Assamica cultivar grown around the Sun Moon Lake area, Yu Chi. The tea bushes of cultivar Assamica TTES 8 are grown at an altitude of about 1000 m.
Taiwan is famous for their production of oolong teas, fewer are familiar with the production of black tea. Japan intended to compete with the British for the export of black tea and started a production of black tea in Taiwan. TTES 8 cultivar was developed during this time. The black teas disappeared when Japan left Taiwan. This Assamica cultivar has since been refined and has the excellent properties that characterize a quality black tea from Taiwan.
Yu Chi, Taiwan
The taste is sweet, well-balanced and full-bodied.
Whole dark leaves, rolled.
- use about 6 grams of tea. Pour in 100 °C water and let it steep for 1.5 minutes.
- use about 3 grams of tea. Pour in 100 °C water and let it steep for 1.5 minutes.
Second steeping 2 minutes.
Third steeping 4 minute. Make sure the water temperature does not drop, the flavor develops with the heat.
The tea is suited for a lot of steepings on same leaves.