Jīn Luó Diān Hóng Chá, 金螺滇红茶, Golden Snail Yunnan Black Tea
Summer 2019; Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan; bud and 1-2 leaves, snail rolled leaves with prominent golden tips; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, Jīn Tiān De Chá.
1st: 3g in 150ml for 30-40sec.@85-95deg. C;
2nd+: 3g in 150ml for 20-30sec.@95-100deg. C
Dry leaf aroma: malty, hints of chocolate or cocoa;
Wet leaf aroma: malt, hint of coal/wood fire tar;
Liquor: bright amber colour with a slight malt aroma, with hints of laundry bleach;
Mouthfeel/Taste: thick, viscous, oily, with a trailing sweetness, and late astringent finish;
Flavour: malted milk with mild honey sweetness, and retronasal hints of chocolate;
Opinion: An interesting and engaging Yunnan #DianHong black tea. Typical malt flavors with a honey sweet and chocolate twist. Very pleasant. When brewed color some incongruous “off” aroma appear present but these disappear with hotter and shorter infusions.