Yuchi Wild Mountain Black Tea, Lot 641

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Baked Bread, Brown Toast, Cinnamon, Cream, Dried Fruit, Fig, Honey, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Toast, Berries, Cocoa, Molasses, Vanilla
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 9 oz / 262 ml

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  • “Cracking open my sample of this after seeing a recommendation from Courtney. I made an order of sample sizes from TTC a while back, luckily they’re all sealed or vacuum sealed, so I’m sure they’ve...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “I’m finally polishing off my 250g package of this after hoarding the remaining bits of it during COVID. I bit the bullet and ordered another 250g earlier this week and now I can comfortably finish...” Read full tasting note
  • “Second tea of my Taiwanese black tea sampler. The Sun Moon Lake T-18 was bust but this one did not disappoint. The long, graceful yancha like leaves are interspersed with orange twigs and smell...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “Received this tea as a sample with my massive December order. Normally don’t drink a lot of black tea with the exception of bud teas like Jin Jun Mei or Dian Hong, so I was excited to give this a...” Read full tasting note
    86

From Taiwan Tea Crafts

This is possibly the easiest black tea to drink in our selection. It is very distinctive and unique in taste and, might we add, rare! It is made from a wild tea strain indegenous to Taiwan called: Shan Cha (mountain tea). There’s nothing bold or brash about this tea, we are not in the same category as powerful assams. This is a subtle charming tea, yet extremely satisfying, with a good body and with surprising stamina! The taster will be greeted with a pleasant aroma of baked oats with buttered sweetness and a discreet floral note of wild rose will charm the nose as soon as the leaves are heated by the boiling water. The liqueur is all smoothness with a light refreshing quench. The taste is all pleasant and round with evocations of pastries and baked sweets with fruit compote notes similar to japanese white peaches. This October 2017 production proposes an intriguing yet subtle spicy character that hints on anise and cinnamon. What surprises the palate is the inviting suppleness of this tea that makes you want to drink cup after cup after cup. If black is not your usual cup, this is the tea that will convert you! This is a must try tea!

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8 Tasting Notes

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2560 tasting notes

Cracking open my sample of this after seeing a recommendation from Courtney. I made an order of sample sizes from TTC a while back, luckily they’re all sealed or vacuum sealed, so I’m sure they’ve held up marvelously.

Dry scent was a dried fruit explosion, some sweet and sticky but also with pops of tartness.

The steeped aroma is quite different, all cinnamon and creamed honey. Yummy. The honey and cinnamon are also present in the flavor, thank goodness. They meld perfectly with the soft bread note to make me think of thick homemade wheat bread toast slathered with creamed honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. There’s also a lovely sticky dried fruit note, so perhaps a touch of fig jam as well.

Yummy, sweet, fruity, bready, cinnamony tea. Breakfast in a mug! ;)

Starting with a conservative rating until I’ve had some more Taiwanese blacks to compare this to!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Toast, Cinnamon, Cream, Dried Fruit, Fig, Honey, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

Yay! So glad you enjoyed this one. :)

Cameron B.

I love Taiwanese black teas. :D

Courtney

They are the best! My favourite for sure. I’m always on a quest for them.

derk

Cameron B.: Taiwanese blacks tend to have a distinct lack of heavy malt which I find absolutely intriguing and complementary to my tastes. I hope you do explore them more!

Cameron B.

@derk – I love their rich honeyed fruit notes. I have a small pile of sealed TTC samples, but I’m trying to sip down some open teas before I allow myself to open anything else! :P

Courtney

The honey is the besttttt. I have their Golden Dragon Black Pearl Oolong (lot 799) that’s also tasty (much more like a black tea than an oolong)!

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I’m finally polishing off my 250g package of this after hoarding the remaining bits of it during COVID. I bit the bullet and ordered another 250g earlier this week and now I can comfortably finish this off knowing more is en route (unless something happens with the post…).

This is one of my all-time favourite teas and I usually order the 250g package once per year to enjoy throughout the year. I would describe this as waffle-y and delicious. I can’t wait to see what the new lot (864) brings!

Sil

i was literally looking at placing an order because i’ve seriously missed this sort of black tea

Courtney

It’s my favourite type of black tea! And I swear it’s perfect for any season. I can’t live without it, so when I saw their sale go up, I had to take the opportunity! Also, I think the sale is until 8-September. :)

Sil

yeah i’m just cart building lol

Sil

not a fan of having to get tea via DHL….but i messaged them and they’ve inspired some level of confidence in not being dinged with extra fees…so i’m going to try it

Courtney

Hahah, that’s excellent to hear. I’ll let you know if mine arrives and I owe any extra at the door. The approximate delivery date is currently next Tuesday (8-Sept).

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579 tasting notes

Second tea of my Taiwanese black tea sampler. The Sun Moon Lake T-18 was bust but this one did not disappoint. The long, graceful yancha like leaves are interspersed with orange twigs and smell like a mixture of cocoa, flowers, berries, and dark molasses. I brewed 3g in a 160ml teapot following my standard gongfu method for black teas: 30s initial infusion at boiling followed by flash steeps.

The first steep opened with sweet potato and then as it cooled, revealed chocolate and a hint of blackberries. Subsequent steeps were noticeably lighter. The second steep tasted of cocoa with overtones of vanilla bean and buttercream. The remaining 3 steeps were similar with prominent notes of berries, vanilla, and cream.

This was a mellow and tasty black tea that doesn’t hit you over the head with anything. The flavor profile was similar to some wuyi black and lapsang teas I’ve had. Enjoyable but doesn’t really set itself apart from other Chinese black teas.

Flavors: Berries, Cocoa, Cream, Molasses, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 160 ML
Daylon R Thomas

That still sounds good.

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6 tasting notes

Received this tea as a sample with my massive December order. Normally don’t drink a lot of black tea with the exception of bud teas like Jin Jun Mei or Dian Hong, so I was excited to give this a try. Happy to say that Taiwan Tea Crafts has impressed once again!

The dry leaves were surprisingly aromatic. Notes of candied apricots, plums, and fruit leather. The wet leaves, however, were much more interesting with a spicy/sweet combination reminiscent of cinnamon rolls beneath a familiar black tea earthiness.

I took this for five steepings at 6/3/6/8/10 seconds accordingly. I was starting to get a little jittery after five, since I was drinking alone, but could very easily have taken this tea for more. The liquor was light amber with a medium body and an immediate hit of stone fruit sweetness on the palate. Plums were the dominant flavor to me but dates, figs, and candied apricots all came through as well. There was a spiciness like cinnamon beneath the surface if you looked for it. Flavor was consistent through the first four infusions with maybe a slight shift toward the teas spicier notes in the fifth.

Overall, a pleasantly sweet black tea with no overwhelming or imbalanced flavors. I could definitely see this tea becoming one of the go-to black teas in my shelf.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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