Keep Moving Forward… 08.09.10

Gāo Shān Gòng Méi Lǎo Bái Chá, 高山贡眉老白茶, High Mountain Tribute Eyebrow Old White Tea

#TodaysTea#今天的茶 – Autumn, 2017; var. Dabai (big leaf); Fuding, Fujian; bud & 2-3 leaves, white tea processed, aged; 650-900m

Infusion: steeped – 4g in 500ml for 5-10min.@90-95deg. C

Dry leaf aroma: floral, fruity, fragrant, apricots, and orange blossom;
Wet leaf aroma: mild, earthy, damp forest floor, pleasant;
Liquor: Golden Amber colour with a cooked vegetable aroma with hints of malt/honey;
Mouthfeel/Taste: creamy, viscous, tingling on the tongue, no throat sensations, all top of the tongue;
Flavour: sweet, lingering, fresh and peppery like mint or menthol.

Opinion: What I still find interesting about this tea is as you continue drinking it, it’s how it’s complexity and flavour develops as the tannins start to slowly present themselves.

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