Jīn Zhēn Diān Hóng Chá, 金针滇红茶, Yunnan Golden Needle Black Tea
The dry leaves are black and gold, thin, twisted buds with a malty, tropical fruits, passionfruit, dried mango, liquorice, creme caramel aroma. The wet leaves re uniformly brown, plump and have a cocoa, hot chocolate, malted milk aroma.
3g of dry leaves were steeped in 150ml of water for 10-30sec.@95-100deg. C followed by a 10sec. pour. The brewed tea liquor is a deep orange/red colour with a nutty, shortbread biscuit scent. in the mouth it has a moderate viscosity, creamy, mouth-coating, and lingering sweetness, with a mildly stimulating, mouthwatering finish. It has a mildly sweet, fruity back palette, with a pale malt, and pleasant, soft, nutty aftertaste.