Secret Village Tea (Tong Mu "Hua Xiang" Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong )
Upfront mineral/spice with fruit/floral finish
Country of Origin
Tong Mu, Fujian provence
This tea is pretty good. The aroma is the best part. I wouldn't say it smells or even has notes of toasted rice at all, but it definitely has some sort of pleasantly mild roast-toast smell to it. I don't detect the floral/fruity notes per the description. But overall it's a nice, smooth tea. I tried it with milk and didn't like that. It's best enjoyed on its on in my opinion because the flavor is subtle. First re-steep is kind of weak. Note that the directions from time and temperature differ from what's on the page here vs on the bag of loose leaf.
I love this tea - earthy, but with a vanilla sweet underflavor. A little creamer and perfect morning cup!
This is not a tea I would normally order as I tend to like the flavoured black teas. The name intrigued me, so I thought I would give it a try. Someone commented that it has a rice flavour.......I will go a step further and say it has a wild rice flavour and smell. Wild rice is grown and processed in our area of Canada and the smell and taste is wonderful. This tea doesn’t make the “my favourite “ list, but I will order it again.
I'm a huge fan of pure black tea. This one is my current favorite. It is smooth and rich in flavor. I like my tea strong so I steep it for 9-10 minutes and this tea is never bitter.
Secret Village Tea is one of the best teas we have tasted! It has a very smooth flavor with a floral finish that is enhanced with a little half and half.
Although it is a bit pricey, it is worth every penny!