After a long wait, we finally have some #21 Hong Yun black tea to add to the site! This up and coming newer cultivar creates a fascinating mix of red cherry, citrus, peppery spice and strong assamica style strength on the palate when made into a black tea. Grown agrochemical free in a slightly higher elevation than most gardens in Sun Moon Lake, there is smoothness in this tea's strength as well!
Developed by the Taiwan Tea Research and Extension Station by breeding Keemun and Nepalese assamica tea trees, this recently released cultivar has been in high demand due to its uniquely pleasant flavor profile and novelty. If you are a fan of the Ruby 18 cultivar, then this black tea is a must try!
**As a newer, in demand cultivar it has been hard for us to find a #21 black tea that has the right combination of value, quality and cleanliness. We are happy to have found this one and look forward to getting more from this new partner farm in Sun Moon Lake.
Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area
Status: Agrochemical Free Grown
Cultivar: #21 Hong Yun
Season: Summer, 2023
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Recommend Brewing Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C water(205f), 30, 30, 45 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-6 steeps.
For stronger brews they can be brewed for up to a minute at a time but be careful not to make them too strong!