Què Shì Jīn Yá #DiānHóng Chá, 雀古金芽滇红茶, “Golden Bud of Sparrow” Yunnan #PureGold Black Tea
Spring, 2019; var. Yunnan big leaf; Fengqing, Yunnan; bud and 1 leaf; elev. various; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, Jīn Tiān De Chá.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 15-20sec.@90deg. C
Dry leaf aroma: sweet, malty, vibrant;
Wet leaf aroma: molasses, malt, black peppercorns;
Liquor: brassy golden colour with mildly spicy, nutty, malty aroma;
Mouthfeel/Taste: thick, viscous, creamy, mild tingling on the tip of the tongue, salivating finish;
Flavour: malt, honey, mildly bitter and spicy like long pepper and ginger, lingering sweet finish;
Opinion: Most off the leaves are whole, with only a few broken pieces here and there. Quite possibly package damage. The colour is incredibly vibrant and leaves a bright yellow stain on white porcelain. The flavor, taste, and aroma are all very delightful. This is a lovely, enjoyable tea.