Farmer Leaf Autumn 2021 Experimental Black Tea #2 Review

Today I am reviewing an experimental black tea from Farmer Leaf.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Farmer Leaf
Tea: Experimental Black Tea #2
Vintage: Autumn, 2021
Origin: Jingmai, China


I decided to brew 7 grams of this tea using standard bottled water in a Yixing clay teapot.

First Steep

Steeped for 20 seconds.

It remains malty while retaining some light floral qualities, although it’s not particularly fragrant.

Medium mouthfeel, and some astringency in the flavor profile.

It brews a medium amber colored broth, somewhat lighter than a more ordinary black tea.

Taste-wise, it has a pretty typical bud-heavy black tea taste.

Second Steep

Steeped for 25 seconds.

It has a bit of creaminess to it.

Some more astringency has come out.

Probably not made from the highest leaf quality, but a very enjoyable tea nonetheless.

Third Steep

Steeped for 30 seconds.

A bit more watery than before, but still tasting good.

Despite being a decent tea, I prefer Verdant Tea’s Zhu Rong black tea.

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