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.