China Black Tea

Picture of China Black Tea
Brand:Foojoy
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 12, 2017

Commercial Description

A full-bodied tea, with bright color and mellow flavor.

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Reviewer pic65 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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As mentioned in a previous review, the 100 tea bags in the box aren't sealed in any way, so the first thing I did upon opening the box was to put the bags into an airtight cannister.

The initial aroma of the tea reminds me of damp oak leaves with a hint of maltiness. The flavor is tannic and astringent, but is so mild that it's barely noticeable while the tea is hot. As it cools, though, the flavor becomes more pronounced and is quite pleasant, with a vegetal and earthy finish.

Much like other Chinese black teas, this tea shows very little bitterness. It almost entirely lacks the sweetness that I enjoy in Keemun and Yunnan black teas, however.

The flavor that the tea has is nice and it's certainly much more palatable than comparably priced Indian teas, but there just isn't enough flavor to be really satisfying.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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Given that this was a teabag tea, made out of fannings, and the individual teabags weren't even sealed in paper, this tea was remarkably fresh and complex.

The tea brews a dark reddish brown. The flavor is mellow and the aroma earthy; it reminds me a lot of a keemun. There's a little bitterness and some astringency in the aftertaste, but overall this is a smoother tea. I used one teabag for a single cup and steeped for four minutes with boiling water.

At 100 teabags for under $4, it's hard to beat the value. This is no outstanding tea, but it's without a doubt the best black tea I've ever had from a teabag at this price.
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