Shí Hào Jīn Sī Diān Hóng Chá, 十号金丝滇红茶, Yunnan No. 10 Golden Silk Black Tea
Autumn, 2020; var. Camelia sinensis (blended sub-varietals); (Lucy Wang YNteas Agri Tech Co., Ltd.) Menglian, Yunnan; bud and 1-2 leaves, EU Organic, Dianhong black tea process; 1400-1800m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 20-30sec@90-100deg. C
Dry Leaf Aroma: dried apricots and tangerine peel;
Wet Leaf Aroma: spicy, white pepper, ginger, green apple, dried tangerine, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, black cardamom;
Liquor: amber brown colour with a spicy, malty aroma;
Mouthfeel: spicy, peppery, tingling, moderately thick with watery finish, sweet;
Taste: malt and dark honey, with dark floral notes like orchid;
Opinion: The last tea drink for the Year of the Rat. This is a sensation filled tea, bright and boisterous however it’s watery finish, much like this Year of the Rat, leaves the overall experience somewhat flat. However, a stronger brew drinks well alongside a Goose Island IPA. Let’s hope the Year of the Ox brings more joy and happiness to everyone’s lives. Take care of your loved ones, one and all. Best wishes.