Black Tea, Today's Tea

Handmade Golden eyebrow (wild climax) Jin Jun Mei Black Sou Chong Tea, 手工金骏眉 Shōu Gōng Jīn Jùn Méi

#TodaysTea – Spring, 2015; var. qizhong; Tongmuguan, Wuyishan, Nanping, Fujian; single bud, hand rolled; 1200m

Infusion: (gongfu) 5g in 200ml for 30sec.@100deg. C

Dry leaf aroma: mildly smokey, piny, hints of ginger, cassia, and dried orange peel;
Wet leaf aroma: spicy, earthy, damp fallen tree bark, hints of tangerine and bitter orange;
Liquor: golden colour with vague, elusive smokey scent with hints of ginger and dried orange peel;
Mouthfeel: creamy, peppery, sweet, mouthwatering, drying;
Taste: soft, mild, hints of tangerine and ginger, rose and lavender finish, with a faint lingering, retronasal orange blossom floral scent;

Opinion: A relatively new style of black souchong tea developed originally by Liang Junde & Jiang Yunxuan, in 2005, that many claim has revolutionized the Chinese Black Tea market.

Very drinkable.