Black Tea, Today's Tea

Jīn Zhēn Diān Hóng Chá, 金针滇红茶, Yunnan Golden Needle Black Tea

#TodaysTea – Spring, 2018; var. Assamica (large leaf); Fengqing, #Yunnan; buds only; 1600-1800m.

Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 1-2min.@95-100deg. C
Dry leaf aroma: malty, tropical fruits, passionfruit, dried mango;
Wet leaf aroma: cocoa, chocolate, malted milk;
Liquor: deep orange/red colour with a nutty, shortbread biscuit aroma;
Mouthfeel: moderate viscosity, creamy, mouth-coating, lingering sweetness, mildly stimulating;
Taste: mild sweet, pale male extract, pleasant, soft, nutty aftertaste.

Opinion: Another typical, “#TeaGift” Tea that comes with very little information or labeling: which is quite a problem with a lot of Chinese Tea. Sometimes the labeling is so sketchy that the tea itself, as in this case, is completely unidentified. This tea with its small buds, colour, and aroma is relatively recognizable, and tasty.