Old Master Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Baked Bread, Cherry, Dried Fruit, Grain, Hay, Honey, Jam, Malt, Oats, Smooth, Sweet, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (23 | 227) Just now getting around to drinking this pot of tea that I steeped this morning… I got sidetracked by looking at tea trays and then went to the store and have been cooking all...” Read full tasting note
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Made by an 70 year old tea master in Pinglin, this rare and slightly sweet black tea is earthy, unpolished and true. Considered the father of organic farming in Taiwan, his garden has been chemical free for many decades and the teas produced there can be sold out years in advance. This tea is a real treat and is a favorite among black tea drinkers for its strength, softness and depth. Great office tea as it stands up very, very well to western style brewing!

Elevation: 300-500m
Status: Certified Organic
Cultivar: JinXuan
Season: Summer 2018
Oxidization: 100%
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps. Very suited to western style brewing!

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Sipdown! (23 | 227)

Just now getting around to drinking this pot of tea that I steeped this morning… I got sidetracked by looking at tea trays and then went to the store and have been cooking all evening. Now I’m so tired and drinking this cold.

It’s delicious though! Very sweet, thick, and fruity. It has some wonderful honey and molasses notes along with soft, malty bread and grains. A tart yet jammy fruitiness that reminds me of dried cherries. The honey aftertaste is amazing, just like licking the leftover honey from a spoon. It’s a richer and creamier honey note, without much floral presence.

Thankful to be sipping on this on the couch, and thankful that I’m not sensitive to caffeine ha ha…

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cherry, Dried Fruit, Grain, Hay, Honey, Jam, Malt, Oats, Smooth, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

Oh, my goodness … that sounds heavenly.

Cameron B.

So lovely! I adore Taiwanese black teas.

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I’ve had both this and last year’s Old Master Black, and enjoyed both immensely.
If you are interested in uncommon and unique Blacks this is well worth the (not low) price.

Highly Recommended

(Brewed it by the recommend parameters in the product page)

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