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Sun Moon #7 Burmese Black

Sun Moon #7 Burmese Black

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Sun Moon #7 Burmese Black


Rare, smooth and full of dark fruit notes, this pleasant tea is a fun little piece of Taiwanese tea history. Widely planted in the Sun Moon Lake area during the middle of the 20th century, this cultivar imported from Burma went out of style and was mostly lost to history. A couple years ago, our friend found some old abandoned trees planted by his father and brought them back into production. According to him, he has been selling many clippings from his trees for propagation. There many still be more history left for the #7 Cultivar!

This tea is more similar in flavor profile to a Yunnan Black Tea than any typically Taiwanese teas, with smooth red stone fruit and soft black tea malts being the dominant flavors. It is a solid, unassuming tea and a must try for the tea historians among us! 

Elevation: 400m

Area: Yuchi, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake Area

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free

Cultivar: #7 Burmese

Oxidization: 100%

Season: Winter, 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!

***Not recommended for western style brewing***


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Burmese Beauty!

This is one of the smoothest black teas, ever. I'm not sure if I've ever tried a Burmese cultivar, let alone a Burmese cultivar grown in Taiwan. :) Matt does a great job of finding rare teas that are truly special. This would make a great daily drinker for those friends who still haven't moved beyond tea bag powder and need a gentle nudge towards whole leaf. Bittersweet cacao morphs into dark tannic fruits that make me want to keep sipping throughout the morning. Very cozy vibe during these cold winter months in the U.S.