Taiwan Black Tea Honey Fragrance | San Xia Mi Xiang Hong Cha - Option: 500 g

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San Xia Mi Xiang Hong Cha 三峽蜜香紅茶 is an undoubtly special black tea from Sanxia District of New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. Carefully handpicked leaves of the Qing Xin Gan Zi varietal are specially selected and processed for a charming Mi Xiang character with smooth notes of acacia honeycomb. More

San Xia Mi Xiang Hong Cha 三峽蜜香紅茶 is an undoubtly special black tea from Sanxia District of New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. Carefully handpicked leaves of the Qing Xin Gan Zi varietal are specially selected and processed for a charming Mi Xiang character with smooth notes of acacia honeycomb.

The Mi Xiang flavour found is similar to other ‘Beauty‘ teas. These are unique teas favoured for their honey-like profile that occurs due to presence of little green insect Jacobiasca formosana that nibble the tea leaves during growth. The tea plants react to this attack by producing more polyphenols, which during processing give the unique ‘beauty tea’ flavour. The taste is malty and mineral with light tannins at the start. The flavours develop to a more sweet edge which also brings our the honey profile. The honey is not overwhelmingly sweet, instead delivering a flavour that is more akin to acacia honeycomb. The overall impression is very smooth, without astringency and with just a touch of dryness at the end of the flavour. The aftertaste is a little tannic, yet soft and mouthwatering. The honey flavour really starts to stand out once the tea is cooling down.

Parameters
Form loose tea
Country of origin Taiwan
Location New Taipei City, Sanxia
Cultivar Qing Xin 青心
Altitude 600 m