Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea

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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fu'an, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 1, 2018

Commercial Description

Being the first one among Fujian’s three best Gong Fu Black Teas (Bai Lin Gong Fu, Zheng He Gong Fu, Tan Yang Gong Fu), Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea has tight and thin leaves, looks glossy, which could be seen from TeaVivre’s product photo.

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is very fruity, strong notes of juicy plums with a side of roasted peanuts and a faint malt at the finish. I really want to make sure everyone knows this tea is very fruity, almost surprisingly so! It does not smell at all like a flavored tea, but like someone placed a plate of sliced plums right next to the leaves.

I was able to get six steeps using my gaiwan. It starts off mellow, sweet, and fruity slowly gaining strength until it has a beautiful peak at the fourth and fifth steep. The taste is sweet blending stewed plums, also a rich honey taste. This fades to malt and sweet potatoes and finishes with a peppery aftertaste. I really feel like the tea really shined this steeping.


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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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I thought this tea was exquisite and would drink it again! The flavor was smooth and rich with no bitter aftertaste -- excellent quality in my book. It had a peculiar taste for an oolong, to me it seemed to have a more complex flavor than others that I've tried. I have my own personal hangup with the price, as it does seems a little high. For how much tea this leaf produces, the price might be worth paying for some!
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I enjoyed this tea, and thought it very high-quality, but it was too smooth or mellow for my tastes, and I was never able to get a sufficiently strong cup out of it. Its flavor profile was similar to bai hao oolong (with a different aroma), and I find that tea too smooth for me.

Dry leaf consists almost exclusively of very fine, furry orange tips. Aroma is mostly of caraway.

Produces a relatively light-colored and clear cup with a very mild flavor, and an aroma suggestive of cocoa and vanilla. Faintly malty, but unsweetened cocoa is the dominant quality.

I found this tea difficult to brew to my satisfaction. Surprisingly, the aroma was milder (and less interesting) with boiling water than with water in about the 180-190F range, as recommended. With the lower water temperature, I found some fruity and caramel tones came out that were absent in the cup brewed with boiling water. This cup was almost reminiscent of bai hao oolong. However, the lower water temperature diminished the flavor--this cup had an almost syrupy mouthfeel and I didn't enjoy it as much.

In spite of me not liking this tea as much as some of the other high-quality Chinese black teas, I found it stood up extraordinarily well to making multiple infusions.

The second infusion had more tones of cocoa or chocolate. The subtlety of the aroma was diminished after brewing two cups, but I was able to produce a third cup that had a fairly rich texture and pleasing flavor. The leaves did not even seem fully spent then, but I did not resteep them more than 3 times because I didn't enjoy this tea as much.

Although this is a pricey tea, the fact that it does so well with brewing multiple infusions makes it a better deal. But I still don't enjoy it as much as a number of other teas, including several black teas from TeaVivre that are considerably cheaper.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea is pretty good. I added cream and sugar. I tried to brew a second infusion and it didn't work.
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