Black Tea, Today's Tea

Fèng Qìng Dà Jīn Zhēng Hóng Chá, 凤九大金针红茶, Fengqing Big #GoldenNeedle Black Tea

#TodaysTea#今天的茶 – Spring 2020; var. 凤九 Féng Jiǔ (Phoenix No. 9); Lincang, #Fengqing#Yunnan; bud and 1-2 leaves; sun baked, hand processed; 1600-1900m

Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 40-50sec.@95-100deg. C;

Dry leaf aroma: fruit candies, apricot, pear, peach;
Wet leaf aroma: fruity, spicy, cinnamon, cooked apple, spiced pear;
Liquor: bright golden, brassy colour, with faint, subtle spiced pear aroma;
Mouthfeel/Taste: tingling, minty fresh, mouth coating, syrupy, creamy, sweet finish;
Flavour: almost neutral, spicy (sweet spices) and mellow flavour, with mildly malty and sweet finish;

Opinion: This Tea is very present, with a noticeable, but pleasant, forward palate, spicy freshness, and minerality. The dry leaves are a beautiful golden, and upwards of six cm long.