Black Tea, Today's Tea

Nán Nuò Gǔ Hóng #ShàiHóng Chá, 南糯古红晒红茶, Nannuo Ancient Sun-dried Black Tea

2016, Spring; var. yunnan big leaf; Yunnan; bud and 1-2 leaf, sun-baked, 300+y.o. trees; elev. various; #TodaysTea#今天的茶, Jīn Tiān De Chá.

Infusion: 3g in 159ml for 20sec@90deg. C

Dry leaf aroma: plums, raisins, dates, rich, dark, a touch of dried tangerine peel;
Wet leaf aroma: earthy, woody, raisins;
Liquor: amber yellow colour with mild, cinnamon, and honey aroma;
Mouthfeel/Taste: moderately viscous, mild stimulation with a minty fresh character, mouthwatering, and a sweet fresh finish;
Flavour: mostly a soft malty presence, with slight honeyish, sweet, floral finish;

Opinion: a very soft, unassuming, easy to drink, daily tea. It’s preparation is a sensory delight which lends itself well to focusing on the ices of tea making as well as the end result. A true, tea ceremony tea.