Wǔ Hào Sī Xiāng Jīn Zhēn Diān Hóng Chá, 5号思乡金针滇红茶, #5 Golden Needle Yunnan Black Tea
Autumn, 2020; var. blended cuttings; (Lucy Wang YNteas Agri Tech Co., Ltd.) Menglian, Yunnan; bud & 1 leaf, EU Organic, dianhong black tea process; 1400-1800m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 20-30sec.@90-95deg. C
Dry Leaf Aroma: roasted malt and chocolate, with a slight suggestion of cherry;
Wet Leaf Aroma: spicy, peppery,
Liquor: brassy gold in colour, with a faint malty, buttery aroma;
Mouthfeel: immediately creamy and smooth followed by a watery thinness, sweet with a mild tannic presence;
Taste: mildly sweet and very malty, with a familiar vegetal finish.
Opinion: Both the wet leaf aroma and the aftertaste of the tea has a familiar vegetal presence, that left me wondering for a while. It “kinda” reminds me of the aroma of Yǎ Shī Xiáng Oolong Tea All in all a pleasant, not particularly confronting, easy to drink tea.
Particularly nice with fresh baked bread. This bread was a Parsley and Onion bread from last night’s bake.
A special thanks 🙏 to Lucy Wang from YNTeas Agritech Co., Ltd for supplying this, and several other tea samples for #TodaysTea.