Tea: Kyaukme Black Tea - CTC

A Black Tea from Shan Valley

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Brand:Shan Valley
Style:Black Tea
Region:Burma (Myanmar)
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Kyaukme Black Tea - CTC

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This tea smells really good! There are strong notes of malt, molasses, peanuts, honey and a touch of cherries at the finish. It is so rich and intense, this is a tea I would describe as heavy and bold, not so much light and brisk, it is not a 'wake you up' aroma, but more of a 'sensual lounge in a comfy chair' aroma.

The taste is an interesting blend of brisk and bold. At first there is an initial zing that wakes you up, and then you can melt into your comfy arm chair. Starting with a bit of oak wood and malt at the opening, this very quickly fades to roasted peanuts, a touch of honey, stewed cherries and a touch of stewed plums (a general stone fruit kinda taste) with a finish of cocoa that lingers. Usually with CTCs I take them with cream and sugar (in fact I found that if you brew Shan Valley's Black Tea from their 2013 Collection really long and hot, it makes a great base for Ostfriesen tea!) this one, I think is quite perfect straight.

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