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
Just finished my Secret Village black tea. This is an excellent strong and tasty Chinese variety. Always on the lookout for good teas and experiment with tea suppliers all over the US.
This is a keeper.
I liked this tea. It has a slightly yammy flavor, but still with a strong tea flavor. I prefer golden monkey which has a stronger yam flavor, but if that's not your cup of tea (hehheh) then this one is also delicious.
This is a great tea for spoiling yourself. It is endowes with complex character. Each sip holds deep meaning and flavor. Enjoy.
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!