Dancong, Oolong Tea, Today's Tea

Fèng Huáng Shī Mén Dān Cóng Wū Lóng Chá (Tàn Bèi Míng Chá), 凤凰輋门单丛乌龙茶 (炭焙茗茶), Phoenix Mountain Dancong Oolong Tea (Charcoal Roasted Tea)

C. sinensis var. Fenhuang Dancong; Phoenix Mountain, Shantou, Guangdong, 1498 m; Spring 2020, single leaf, old trees, charcoal roasted, oolong. #TodaysTea#今天的茶#JīnTiāndeChá#Tea#茶#Chá.

The dry leaves are long, twisted, and coloured black with brown stems. They have a fragrant, aromatic aroma, suggestive of cocoa, jaffa chocolate, tangerine, and cinnamon. The wet leaves are a mottled green colour and have a wonderfully aromatic, spicy, slightly fruity aroma with floral hints

7g of dry leaf was infused in 350ml of water for 20-30sec.@95deg. C. The brewed tea liquor was a pale apple/pear juice color, with a faint, buttery apple danish aroma. in the mouth it is viscous, syrupy, has a fresh peppery tingle, and refreshing flinty minerality in the finish. The taste suggests cinnamon, dried tangerine peal, and lingering retronasal hints of peach with a very late, elusive hint of smoke on the sides of the tongue.