Reviews

Little Red Cup Tea Company Wuyuan Black

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 2.5 minutes
Water Temperature: 210 degrees
Preparation Method: stainless steel infuser basket and mesh teacup
Liquor: dark amber

I first discovered +Little Red Cup Tea Co. many years ago when I impulsively bought a sampler on a flash sale site. Since then I’ve become a fan of their teas as well as the people behind the company. I was happy to see their recent switch to tins rather than kraft paper bags. It really does make a difference in terms of tea longevity. The firsy thing that I noticed about this tea was the aroma. Even in a travel mug it wafted up and made me take noticed. I had a hard time to describing it but all I could think was “Ah, now that’s what tea smells like”. The taste was less intense but still very nice. There were malty, sweet woody notes and just a hint of astringency. It held up to a second cup but I don’t think a third would have done as well. Milk and sugar would probably not be a good fit since it was on the mellow side. This tea would make a great breakfast tea for those who don’t want something too punchy. There was hardly any astringency, making it a very smooth cup. At $32 for a pound, this tea is a great everyday drinker.

Wuyuan Black sample provided by Little Red Cup Tea Company.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.