Níu Yā Shān Hóng Chá (Huā Yuán Chá), 牛丫山红茶(花园茶), Niuya Mountain Black Tea (Garden Tea)
C. sinensis “unknown”; Niuya Shan, Majiang, Guizhou, >1200m; Spring 2021, bud and 1-2 immature leaves; cultivated tea trees planted in former market garden beds, small fine oxidized buds and some broken tips, black tea process similar to Qimen-style. #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá, #Tea, #茶, #Chá.
Wet leaf aroma: charcoal, & rose;
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 20sec. @80-85deg. C Liquor colour & aroma: orange to ochre colour, very malty aroma;
Mouthfeel: stimulating, moderate viscosity with a water taper, mildly astringent, mineral, fresh
Taste: malt and carob, hint of tobacco.