Green Tea, Today's Tea

Gǔ Zhàng Máo Jiān Lǜ Chá, 古丈毛尖綠茶, Gu Zhang Mao Jian Green Tea

C. sinensis var. Bi Xiang Zao; Guzhang, Xiangxi AP, Hunan province, high mountain; Spring, 2021, bud and one leaf, pan fired, hand rolled. #TodaysTea#今天的茶#JīnTiāndeChá#Tea#茶#Chá.

The dry leaves are curved and twisted and dark green to black in colour with a boiled lolly, caramel, honey aroma. The wet leaves have a vibrant yellow tinged green colour with a vegetal, stewed broccoli/cauliflower stems, baked chestnut, & sweet grass scent, when cooler.

3-4g of dry leaf was infused in 180ml of water for 20-30sec.@70-80deg. C, producing a pale yellow, clear tea liquor, with a faint, buttery scent. in the mouth it is viscous, creamy, smooth, and mildly astringent with a mild, floral, suggestively meaty, creamy, luscious, taste followed by a mild herbal medicine finish.

This tea is from Zhang Jia Zhe, and was brought to me by my son after a trip he took with his mum. In general I find this tea a pleasant drinking tea, however, I do seem to have some scratchy through episodes whilst drinking it, “fishbones” so to speak. All in all, an interesting and tasty tea.