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Taiwan Assam Black Tea

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SUNG MENG TEA CO., LTD.
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It may come as a surprise to many tea enthusiasts that only consider Taiwan as a source of magnificent oolongs, but Taiwan has also a long history of producing black teas that date back to the early 1920's. Then under Japanese rule, Yuchih township, situated on the shores of the scenic Sun Moon Lake of central Taiwan, was chosen for it's perfect climate and soil for the growing of Assamica tea bushes. The Japanese objective was then to compete with the striving British commerce that ruled over the trade of black tea. Never could they compete in yield, but, surprisingly enough, the quality of these Taiwanese black teas attracted such attention that it sold very well in New York and London. With the demise of the Japanese at the conclusion of WW II, black tea virtually disappeared from the island. Today, one can easily experience why this tea was successful through the revival of this heritage Assam tea.


Refined by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station, this TRES No. 8 Assamica strand presents itself as a large, wonderfully curled and lustrous full leaf; reminiscent of the best of Bao Zhongs. A wonderfully fruity aroma emanates from the cup that evokes stewed cherries and  apricot jam. In the cup, one experiences a round, fruity sweetness that is quite heady and very refreshing. A warm velvety body satisfies the palate and withstands the test of a dash of milk.

Very exuberant and satisfying, a "must try" tea for all English style tea drinkers... and oolong drinkers alike!


1. Origin: Yuchih township, Nantou county, Taiwan

2. Elevation: 700m to 1200m

3. Best delivery schedule


Last Update : 2016-05-12
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