Review: Canton Tea Co. Ying De No 9

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Thumbs up!"A very satisfying sweet black tea with a smooth mouthfeel. "
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Ying De No. 9 is a black tea from the Guangdong province of China. It is an organic black tea. It is a very famous tea which is made from the No. 9 variety considered to be the best. The tea leaves are dark brown and tightly twisted. The aroma of the leaves is sweet and vegetal. The liquor is a golden brown with a delicious aroma that smells sweet with a hint of caramel.

I steeped the tea at 90C for 2 minutes and it provided several excellent steeps. The first steep was vibrant and strong with a sweet finish to it. The tea has a slightly sweet flavour that fits quite well with this black tea. As I made further steeps the tea continued to give off a sweet honey or caramel –like flavour. I enjoyed it immensely.

This tea is one that could be enjoyed on almost any occasion. Canton Tea Co. recommends it as an early morning or breakfast tea. They also suggest the addition of milk if desired. I don’t usually enjoy milk with my tea so I didn’t include it nor did I add sugar. The tea is definitely sweet on its own and I found the flavour quite satisfying without any additions. I was very impressed with the quality of this tea. I didn’t find any bitterness and it had a very smooth mouthfeel. I will definitely be purchasing this tea.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Ying De No 9, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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3 Responses to “Review: Canton Tea Co. Ying De No 9”

  1. Thomas Says:

    Go to link does not work and this tea is not on their site.

  2. Chantal Says:

    It appears they have removed this variety from the site, you could try emailing them to inquire about it. They may be temporarily sold out, or no longer selling this variety. Hope that helps!

  3. Dan Says:

    That’s a shame – this was some good tea!

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