Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Nuvola Tea
Sun Moon Lake Black Tea is a bright reddish-coloured tea with a fresh fruity and caramel scent. It produces a balanced, wholesome cup with an exquisite mellowness that warms your body and enhances blood circulation.
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This Sun Moon Lake Black Tea from Nuvola Tea is absolutely stunning! A really exquisite cup of tea!
The dark, long, wirey leaves produce a lovely, coppery colored liquid that smells sweet and fruity, reminding me a bit of fresh, juicy plums. The taste is lovely with notes of sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. I taste a slight malty undertone, it’s very subtle but its there. There is a bright fruit note that tastes like a cross between citrus and and plum. The slight astringency toward the tail enhances the citrus-like tones.
The citrus notes also provide an interesting crispness to the cup, and even though the crispness is invigorating, I find this cup to be more on the mellow side rather than the robust side. Sure, it’s full of flavor, but this isn’t something I’d want to drink in the morning when I need that burst of energy. Instead, this is a tea to be enjoyed … drink it slowly during a lazy afternoon when you want to contemplate the beauty of an amazing tea like this one.
And be sure to infuse these tea leaves a second (and possibly a third time!) … it is well worth the effort. I found the second infusion to be my favorite!
Another outstanding tea from Nuvola Tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!