Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tea Review: Vietnam Black OP1 (Single Origin Teas)

Vietnam Black OP1
Single Origin Teas
Type: Black
Origin: Vietnam (Northern)
Product Description: An unusual black tea with a faint spiced aroma. Freshly dried black pepper and cinnamon tastes overlay this full-bodied black. A good tea for the winter, or for making Chai!

Vietnam is one of the lesser known tea producing countries. Ranked as the 6th highest producing country for tea, we enjoy the unique spicy terroir of this brew. Our Vietnam Black OP1 does not come from a single farmer, but a cooperative in northern Vietnam.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a smoky aroma with notes of sweet plums, spices, and a faint hint of flowers.

The copper red infusion has an aroma of baked fruit, brown sugar, and green tomato vines.  The taste is moderately astringent and sweet with a lightly fruity finish.

Though the first infusion has the fullest flavor, a second and even a third infusion are still enjoyable if less defined.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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