Black Tea, Today's Tea, 茶笔 Chá Bǐ - The Tea Pen

Níu Yā Shān Hóng Chá (Gāo Xiāng Chá), 牛丫山红茶(高香茶), Niuya Mountain Black Tea (Gaoxiang Tea)

C. sinensis “Fuding” Niuyasahan Green Tea Production Base, Daping Formation, Dakaitian Village, Damang Township, Majiang County, Guizhou Province, >1200m; Spring 2021, bud and 1-2 immature leaves, predominantly golden buds, black tea process. #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá, #Tea, #茶, #Chá.

The dry leaves are a mix of black leaves and golden buds with an aromatically fruity aroma, suggestive of apricot and peach. The wet leaves are uniformly burnt umber in colour, with a fruit salad and spicy scent, with latent hints of cinnamon.

4g of dry leaf was infused in 120ml of water for 20-30sec. @95deg. C., producing an orange coloured brew tea liquor with a faint grainy aroma. The mouthfeel is viscous, thick, stimulating, mildly mineralish, with a sweet finish, whilst the taste demonstrates fragrant hints of apricot, with a retronasal peach aftertaste.