Black Tea, Today's Tea

Qí Hóng Máo Fēng Qí Mén Hóng Chá, 祁红毛峰祁门红茶, Qihong Maofeng Keemun Black Tea

Spring, 2021; var. zhuyezhong; Huangshan, Qimen, Anhui; bud & 1 leaf, withering→rolling→oxidation→drying , black tea processing ; 600m; #TodaysTea#今天的茶#JīnTiāndeChá.

Infusion: 4g in 150ml for 20-25sec. @90deg. C

Dry Leaf Aroma: cut flower stems, malt, dried tangerine peel, mildly Smoker;
Wet Leaf Aroma: alllspice, cumin, bitter orange;
Liquor: reddish-brown colour with a sharp, pungent, mildly smokey, & bitter floral, aroma;
Mouthfeel: slippery, viscous, tingling, biting, with a sweet finish, & lingering bitterness;
Taste: creamy sweet with orange blossom retronasal notes and lingering bitter orange finish.

Opinion: this tea is notably floral and bitter without being acrid or ashen in taste. As a breakfast tea, this would go well with crumpets and Seville orange marmalade.

***This tea was provided by the Anhui Keemun Black Tea Development Co.