Fó Xiāng Bái Chá, 佛香白茶, Buddhist Incense White Tea
Autumn, 2020; var. Camelia sinensis (blended sub-varietals); (Lucy Wang YNteas Agri Tech Co., Ltd.) Menglian, Yunnan, (YNteas Agri Tech Co., Ltd.); bud and 1-2 leaves, EU Organic, White tea process; 1400-1800m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 2x 3 finger pinches in 200ml for 30-40sec@90-100deg. C
Dry Leaf Aroma: sharp, touch of apricot, and molasses;
Wet Leaf Aroma: sweet, honey, musk stick, candy cane, sharp, minerally;
Liquor: dull amber, with a slight candy floss scent;
Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, syrupy, stimulating, tingling, mouthwatering, astringent, spicy, savoury, with a late onset of sweetness;
Taste: hints of tangerine, licorice, lychee, with a mild, melon-like sweet finish;
Opinion: This is a dark, murky, “savoury” tea, that invokes fantasies of walking through a burning coil-draped temple hall into the sunlight. Although it has a balance of sweetness, it’s hallmark is its pronounced, spicy, savoury presence.