This is a mellow, very drinkable highly oxidized tea from the 不二堂 shop in Taiwan.
I’ve prepared this tea both in gongfu style and western style in a small 3-cup pot with brew basket.
This review is for the latter steeping style. I didn’t remove the brew basket, and I was able to brew two excellent pots from 2 tsp of leaves.
A lovely, typical taiwan black (紅茶）with notes of light honey, faint raspberry leaf, and hints of florality.
A smooth, full-bodied and mellow flavor with a clear, warm and sweet finish. One of the finer Taiwanese blacks I’ve enjoyed this year. Definitely will purchase more and in greater quantity.
Like many Taiwanese blacks, there is no astringency and bitterness even after longer brewing. Perfect for the lover of smooth, flavorful black tea and very amenable to western brewing methods.
Flavors: Honey, Raspberry