Fèng Huáng Shān (Mì Lán Xiāng: Fēng Mì Tián Weì) Wū Lóng Chá, 凤凰山 (蜜兰香:蜂蜜甜味) 乌龙茶, Phoenix Mountain (Honey Orchid Fragrance: Honey Sweet) Oolong Tea
Spring, 2021; var. Honey Orchid; Wudong, Fenghuang, Chaozhou, Guangdong; 300 y.o. trees, organic, hand picked, manual oolong process; 1000m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
This tea was sent to me by my tea Tea friend in Guangdong, #引海茶业.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 50 sec.@95deg. C;
Dry Leaf Aroma: mild, sweet, honeyish;
Wet Leaf Aroma: aromatic, spicy, peppery, orchid, peach;
Liquor: pale yellow liquor with a mild, spicy scent;
Mouthfeel: moderate thickness, peppery, mouth watering, somewhat astringent;
Taste: floral, fruity, followed by a notable retronasal sweet spiciness, and a sweet honeyed finish.
Opinion: The wet leaves are insanely aromatic which follows thought into retronasal notes in the taste. There is also a late onset of minerality and earthiness, which I hope is a characteristic of the 300 year old, organically managed tea trees.